This Parsley Salad with Almonds and Apricots is savory, sweet, crunchy, and drenched in a tangy homemade vinaigrette! Holds up well to refrigeration and perfect for meal prep! Budgetbytes.com
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Parsley Salad with Almonds and Apricots

This Parsley Salad with Almonds and Apricots is savory, sweet, crunchy, and drenched in a tangy homemade vinaigrette! Holds up well to refrigeration and perfect for meal prep! 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Total Cost: $4.28 recipe / $1.07 serving
Servings: 4 1 cup each

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1.5 cups cooked and cooled bulgur* $0.87
  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley $0.87
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds $1.32
  • 10 dried apricots (about 1/2 cup) $0.50

Dressing

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil $0.32
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil $0.04
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar $0.12
  • 1 clove garlic, minced $0.08
  • 1/2 Tbsp Dijon mustard $0.06
  • 1/2 tsp sugar $0.02
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil $0.05
  • 1/2 tsp salt + freshly cracked pepper to taste $0.05

Instructions

  • Cook the bulgur according to the package directions, then spread it out onto a baking sheet or dish and transfer to the refrigerator to cool. The grain should be barely warm, at most, when assembling the salad.
  • While the bulgur is cooking, make the dressing so the flavors have time to blend. Mince a clove of garlic and combine it in a bowl with the olive oil, vegetable oil, vinegar, Dijon, sugar, basil, salt, and some freshly cracked pepper. Whisk the mixture until combined. Set the dressing aside.
  • Rinse the parsley well with cool water and shake off as much water as possible. Use a salad spinner or pat with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Roughly chop the leaves, leaving the bottom of the stems behind. Place the chopped parsley in a large bowl.
  • Roughly chop the dried apricots into small pieces. Add the chopped apricots and sliced almonds to the bowl with the parsley. Finally, add the cooked and cooled bulgur. Pour half of the dressing over top of the salad ingredients and toss until everything is well mixed and coated with dressing. Add more dressing if desired (I used about 3/4 of the total dressing recipe).

Notes

*Cooked and cooled rice, quinoa, or couscous can be used in place of the bulgur.
If you prefer a small amount of dressing, you can prepare a half batch of dressing by halving all of the ingredients (use a small clove of garlic, or cut a regular clove in half).