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Seasonal snacking: Amazing apricot recipes

It’s summer and summer means apricot season! Here are some of our favourite apricot recipes.

apricot crisp bars - 11) Apricot strawberry smoothie

Coconut water, strawberries and pineapple blend with apricot to create a perfectly summery, vitamin C packed way to start the morning.

2) Apricot crisp bars

The author offers two versions of this recipe, one traditional and one gluten-free. They make for the perfect light summer dessert.

apricot muffin3) Apricot yogurt muffins

We recommend using greek yogurt for an extra protein boost in these tasty muffins.

4) Apricot sorbet

This is a lower-calorie sweet treat option packed with fresh seasonal flavour.

5) Carmelized apricots with goat cheesegrilled apricot

Sweet apricots, creamy goat cheese and salty pistachios provide the full culinary spectrum in this delectably summer dish. This recipe is versatile enough to work as either an appetizer or a dessert.

6) Apricot chia energy bars

These bars are no-bake (perfect for hot summer days when you don’t want to turn on the oven) as well as gluten-free, nut-free and vegan. If you’re tired of overly processed bars with excess added sugars, give these a try.

7) Apricots stuffed with goat cheese wrapped in bacon

Served either hot or cold, these bite-sized summer snacks are sure to impress.

IMG_5137-Arugula-and-shaved-fennel-salad-with-grilled-apricots-and-Marcona-almonds-7508) Fennel and argula salad with grilled apricots

If you thought the barbecue was only for meat, think again. Grilled fruit is one of the tastiest foods to serve up on a hot summer night. This salad spotlights grilled apricots. It’s perfect for an appetizer, or with added protein, as a main.

9) Skinny apricot loaf cakeDSC_0013 copy

One slice of this loaf comes in at only 140 calories, much lower than your usual breakfast-cake options. An entire pound of fresh summer apricots goes into this yummy breakfast loaf.

10) Fresh apricot, jalapeño and mint quinoa salad

Sweet apricots and spicy jalapeño come together in this satisfying summer dish. Make extra for lunch the next day.