Mixed Greens with Cherries and Feta Cheese Balls

Mixed Greens with Cherries and Feta Cheese Balls Recipe
Photo: Annabelle Breakey
Salty feta plays off cherries' tart sweetness in this salad. Instead of crumbling the cheese, we coated balls with crunchy almonds for more texture and a nicer look.

Yield:

Serves 6
Total time: 1 Hour, 55 Minutes

Recipe from

Sunset

Recipe Time

Total: 1 Hour, 55 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 289
Caloriesfromfat 77 %
Protein 6.8 g
Fat 25 g
Satfat 8.1 g
Carbohydrate 13 g
Fiber 2.5 g
Sodium 398 mg
Cholesterol 38 mg

Ingredients

4 ounces cream cheese
4 ounces feta cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped, toasted sliced almonds
2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 1/2 qts. lightly packed mixed baby greens (5 to 6 oz.)
2 cups pitted cherries, halved

Preparation

1. Whirl cream cheese and feta in a food processor until smooth. Using a 1-in. ice cream scoop or a teaspoon, scoop balls of cheese mixture onto a plate. Chill 15 minutes. Pour almonds into a shallow bowl. Roll cheese balls in almonds to coat and set on a clean plate. Chill until firm, about 1 hour.

2. Whisk vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl to combine. Add greens and cherries and toss to coat. Arrange salad on plates and scatter cheese balls on top.

Make ahead: Through step 1, up to a few hours.

Note:

Total time includes chilling.

Stephanie Spencer,

Sunset

July 2013
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