Ever make a bean or lentil or split pea soup and it takes good, but it seems like something is missing? Like when you're listening to music on cheap speakers and you can hear the guitar and the bass drum but there's no middle?
Dried apricots might be the answer.
Next time you make a soup with legumes, toss in 1/4 to 1/2 cup finely diced dried apricots along with the dried beans/peas/lentils. They add a hint of sweetness and a depth of flavor that will give your soup a little sparkle!