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California Apricot Council

Apricot Pasta Salad

Ingredients for pasta dish:
4 ounces fusilli (corkscrew) pasta
6 fresh apricots (3/4 pound), cut into quarters
1 whole chicken breast, cooked and shredded
2 small zucchini (1/2 pound), julienned
1 red bell pepper, julienned
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried
Apricot Basil Dressing (recipe follows)
Ingredients for dressing:
2 ripe apricots, pitted
2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil.
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Pasta: Cook pasta as package directs; drain and let cool. Combine pasta, apricots, chicken, zucchini, red pepper, seasonings and basil in bowl. Toss with dressing.

Makes: 4 servings

Apricot Basil Dressing: Combine 2 fresh, ripe apricots (pitted), white wine vinegar and 1 tablespoon sugar in blender; whirl until blended. With blender running, slowly add vegetable oil until thick and smooth. Stir in basil.

Makes: 1 cup

From the California Fresh Apricot Council
19 Sherwood Court, San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 584-4063 www.califapricot.com

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