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Mixed Greens with Cherries and Feta Cheese Balls

Photo: Annabelle Breakey
Total time 1 hr, 55 mins
Yield Serves 6
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.


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

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

Cook's Notes

Total time includes chilling.