Apricot Salsa (on pork tenderloin)

Take it from me, don’t walk into a Whole Foods in the middle of summer thinking you’re just going to pick up something quick for dinner, not without a plan and a list and a whole lotta self control.

You’re going to get ambushed, I’m just telling you.

And don’t think grabbing one of those little hand baskets instead of a big old cart is going to save you, you’ll be shoving it around the aisles of the produce section with your foot before you know it.

Your head’s going to spin and your eyes’ll glaze over.  It’s no use trying to remember what you came in for, the details of any recipe you’ve ever made, what you already have at home, or what day it is, for that matter.

These little apricots, with their unusual peachy blush, got to me first.  I couldn’t stop dropping them into my green plastic bag.

It’s only after you reach the checkout line with your organic baby radishes, pea shoots, rainbow chard, and bulging bag of apricots that you’ll realize what you’ve done.  And by then it’s too late to rush back and grab something, anything, that vaguely resembles dinner.

I’m soooo glad I had a pork tenderloin in the freezer…

Apricot Salsa
2 ripe apricots, diced in small paces (no need to peel)
juice of 1 lime
handful of cilantro, minced
1/4 red onion, finely minced
salt and fresh cracked pepper

  • Mix everything in a bowl and taste to adjust the seasoning.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

12 Comments

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    L o v e l y t h i n g s
    August 4, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    This looks so delicious, but then everything you’ve been cooking, baking, cutting up, roasting….you name it –looks beautiful beyond words!

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    Stephanie
    July 27, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Apricot salsa-yum! I love fruit salsas in the summertime.

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    From Beyond My Kitchen Window
    July 27, 2012 at 11:35 am

    The apricots look amazing. It nice to make a salsa of the apricots instead of the usual stuffing. I call Whole Foods, Whole Paycheck!!! Love it but very over priced.

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    Ellen B Cookery
    July 27, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Oh my, I’m making this! Thank you for the recipe! YUM!

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    Amy
    July 27, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Oh this is too funny— just for dinner last night I had pork chops with apricots! Such a good combination. I love how you served your apricots fresh in a salsa with the pork. Good call!

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    Eileen
    July 26, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    That salsa looks amazing! My mouth is totally watering. Apricots for the win!

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    Eat Live Love
    July 26, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Wow that looks so good!!

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    Linda A. Thompson Ditch
    July 26, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    That looks so delicious! I love a little fruity sweetness with pork, and this should do the trick.

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    Kate
    July 26, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    You’ve totally captured a true “foodies” heart with this post. Will power… at Whole Foods… HA! The blush of apricots always makes me swoon. Apricot season is way too short in NYS! Thanks for the gorgeous photos I can revisit when I wonder where summer went and what happened to fresh apricots?

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    Thyme (Sarah)
    July 26, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    oooooh, we could start off with your apricot salsa as the appetizer and then have it with the pork (I love fruit and pork together) and then move on to the apricot tartlets for dessert! We go to W.Foods every Friday for a treat…it turns into a lunch treat, new cheese treat, new chocolate choice treat…on and on…love that place!

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    Jacquelyn Grandy
    July 26, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I love Whole Food and I’m basically there every day. I do always go with a list in hand, so I don’t just buy up everything. My son loves tagging along with me because he treats himself to all the free samples.

    Beautiful looking salsa Sue!

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    Tricia @ saving room for dessert
    July 26, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    You know I love this! It’s speaking to me :) I have a bowl of apricots to use this weekend. I sense a chicken dish coming soon! Have a terrific day.

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