Apricot Chicken Rice Salad

This summer, why not head to your local farmer’s market for tasty seasonal fare at the peak of freshness?

Think outside the box with your farmer’s market finds, such as apricots, eggplant, asparagus and summer squash, by incorporating them in a healthy summer salad. Salads are quick and easy, require minimal cooking and are the perfect way to enjoy the simple tastes of summer.

Grab some apricots and try out the following recipe for Apricot Chicken Rice Salad with all-natural Texmati white rice.

APRICOT CHICKEN RICE SALAD
Start to finish: 1 hour
Servings: 6

• 1/2 cup lime juice
• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
• 3 tablespoons honey
• 1/4 teaspoon ginger
• 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
• 6 cups cooked Texmati Rice 
• 1 cup chopped dried apricots 
• 1 cup thinly sliced green onions
• 3/4 cup raisins

In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, oil, honey and ginger; set aside. 

In a large bowl, combine chicken, rice, apricots, onions and raisins. Cover and chill about 1 hour. 

Just before serving, drizzle dressing over salad.

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