Mixed Greens with Cherries and Feta Cheese Balls

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:
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Recipe Time

Total: 1 Hour, 55 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 289
  • Calories from fat: 77%
  • Protein: 6.8g
  • Fat: 25g
  • Saturated fat: 8.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 13g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Sodium: 398mg
  • Cholesterol: 38mg

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. 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. 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.
Note:

Total time includes chilling.

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