A bowl of cherry salad

Summer brings many beautiful and juicy fruits. Cherries are some of the first summer fruits, and they are packed with benefits. Did you know that the riper the cherry, the better it is?As cherries darken, they produce more antioxidants.Sweet cherries are loaded with potassium, a natural blood-pressure reducer.One cup of cherries packs roughly the same amount of potassium as a small banana. Cherries are also rich in beta carotene, vitamin C, anthocyanins and quercetin, which may work together synergistically to fight cancer. Cherries are only around the beginning of summer, so enjoy them while you can.

 A bowl of cherry salad

Cherry Salad with Cherry Dressing

Servings: 4
Calories: 426.88kcal
Author: saladmenu.com

Ingredients

  • 5 oz spinach
  • 1/2 cup cherries pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup pecan chopped
  • 1/8 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted, and chopped

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cherries pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  • In a blender, combine dressing ingredients. Mix until smooth. Add salt to taste.
  • Add salad ingredients into a large bowl. Drizzle with cherry dressing.

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 426.88kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.89g | Protein: 3.75g | Fat: 40.1g | Saturated Fat: 5.92g | Cholesterol: 4.17mg | Sodium: 99.16mg | Potassium: 543.41mg | Fiber: 5.69g | Sugar: 10.59g | Vitamin A: 3416.07IU | Vitamin C: 18.29mg | Calcium: 68.56mg | Iron: 1.67mg

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