Cherry, fennel & pistachio salad

Have I mentioned I love summer; because I do, I love summer.

It’s warm, sunny, flowers are blooming, I can have a garden, get a tan and eat salads all day every day!

The salad I made yesterday was a little different for me, and it was kind of nice to step outside my normal style of recipe creations.  I happen to have some cherries at home (oh my god, cherry season), so I decided to create a salad around the cherries – because why wouldn’t I?!?

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This salad is light, refreshing, tangy and a little sweet and will become a summer favourite at our place for sure.

Here’s the recipe for  salad you’ll be sure to love.

YIELD – 2-4 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 oz. mixed greens
  • 1 cup pitted and halved fresh cherries
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat’s feta
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced fennel stalks
  • 1/4 cup shelled pistachios
  • Handful of roughly chopped mint leaves
  • 1 -2 tbsp. fennel fronds
  • Sumac vinaigrette (click here for recipe)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Lay mixed greens in salad bowl, pour dressing overtop and toss until coated.
  2. Spread the cherries, feta cheese and fennel stalks, then sprinkle the pistachios, mint and fennel fronds. Season with slat and pepper to taste and serve.

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I really hope you guys enjoy this one – and let me know your thoughts.  My goal is to give you guys simple recipes for good, affordable food.

Till the next recipe,

Kristen xo

 

 

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