Salad with Cherries, Goat Cheese, and Pistachios

Salad with Cherries, Goat Cheese, and PistachiosRecipe
Photo: José Picayo; Styling: Michele Faro
Fruit in salad may not be your thing, but the cherries really work here, offering a sweet, juicy burst to complement peppery greens and tangy cheese. Although we like the color of Rainiers, any cherry variety would be great.


Serves 4
Total time: 15 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 173
Fat 12.6 g
Satfat 2.9 g
Monofat 7.3 g
Polyfat 1.9 g
Protein 4.6 g
Carbohydrate 13 g
Fiber 2.7 g
Cholesterol 6 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Sodium 256 mg
Calcium 80 mg


4 cups arugula
2 cups baby spinach
1/3 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 small garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup pitted halved fresh Rainier cherries
1 ounce crumbled goat cheese (about 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup salted dry-roasted pistachios


1. Combine arugula, spinach, and onion in a large bowl.

2. Combine juice, mustard, honey, salt, black pepper, and garlic in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Gradually drizzle in olive oil, stirring constantly with a whisk. Drizzle dressing over salad, and toss gently to coat. Arrange 1 1/2 cups salad on each of 4 salad plates. Top each serving with 1/4 cup cherries, 1 tablespoon cheese, and 1 tablespoon nuts.


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