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Simply Artisan Reserve Grilled Apricot & Kale Salad

Simply Artisan Reserve Grilled Apricot and Feta Kale Salad

Jennifer Fisher
Grilling apricots is so simple and magnifies the inherent flavor and sweetness exponentially. You simply cut the fruit in half, remove the pits, brush with olive oil and grill, centers down, for 3 to 4 minutes. For this salad, the grilled apricots are then flipped over and cooked for another minute topped with Simply Artisan Reserve Feta Cheese Crumbles. The rest of the salad can be tossed together in less than 5 minutes, especially if you opt for the convenient, pre-washed and pre-chopped kale from the produce section. Make your own salad selections and get as creative as you like.
Servings 6


  • 6 halved and pitted apricots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 4- oz. container Simply Artisan Reserve Feta Cheese Crumbles
  • 1 tablespoon Litehouse Instantly Fresh Mint
  • 1 lb. washed and shredded kale
  • ⅓ cup Litehouse Organic Raspberry Lime Vinaigrette
  • ½ pint raspberries
  • ½ cup Marcona almonds


  • Heat grill to approximately 400 F degrees. Brush cut side of apricot halves with olive oil and place on grates with oiled side of fruit facing down.
  • Grill apricots for approximately 3-4 minutes with the grill lid up. When softening and caramelizing, flip apricots over and place approximately one tablespoon of feta cheese crumbles in center and sprinkle with mint. Heat on grill for approximately one more minute or until cheese is warming. Remove apricots from grill and set aside.
  • In large bowl, toss kale with salad dressing, massaging a bit with your fingers to soften leaves. The kale holds up well and can be dressed a few hours earlier, or even overnight, with favorable results.
  • Place dressed kale on serving platter and top with apricots, raspberries, almonds, and remaining feta cheese crumbles.


Simply Artisan Reserve

Handcrafted by cheesemakers with over 100 years of experience, Simply Artisan Reserve from Litehouse Foods features rich, full-bodied, and creamy cheeses made the old fashioned way. The unique vintage cultures and process steeped in the love of cheese are evident in every wheel.

Jennifer Fisher

Jennifer Fisher, the creative force behind, uses her passion for food and fitness to inspire a lifetime of healthy living through her blog and in-person cooking demonstrations. With her friendly ‘know-how and show-how’ style, Jennifer teaches others how to easily and confidently prepare healthy, well-balanced meals with delicious taste.