Grilled Apricots, Arugula and Goat Cheese

Grilled Apricots, Arugula and Goat Cheese

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 7 min
  • Total: 22 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

This makes such an elegant appetizer with sweet and savory flavors that are further complimented by the addition of buttery toasted pine nuts.


  • 6 fresh apricots, halved and pitted
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1 bunch, stemmed 4 ounces arugula
  • 1 4-ounce log fresh goat cheese, cut into 12 slices


  1. Prepare a grill on high heat.
  2. Put the apricots in a bowl along with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, the thyme and few sprinkles of salt and pepper. Toss to coat and then place on the grill and cook for 2 minutes on each side.
  3. In the meantime, put the pine nuts in a small skillet over medium heat and toast for 3 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning.
  4. Place the remaining olive oil in a bowl along with the vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk well to combine and then add the toasted pine nuts and the arugula; toss to coat.
  5. Put the slices of goat cheese on a platter and top with the grilled apricots and the arugula. Serve immediately.


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