Photo: José Picayo; Styling: Michele Faro
Hands-on Time:
15 Mins
Total Time:
15 Mins
Yield:
Serves 4

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Best salad ever?

bobettede
June 06, 2017
You know this is good when, the day after I brought this to a party, my husband asked if we could make it again. The only thing I did differently was dial back the onions buy half. Scrumptious and lovely! 

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allisonjessee
December 26, 2013
it was so delicious!! I substituted cherry flavored cranberries for the cherries (The cherries were not in season, I used dried), it was really delicious

bobettede's Review

zambo101
September 13, 2012
Tasty, easy and impressive. My dinner guests were raving about this. Save yourself some trouble and purchase a cherry pitter. OXO sells one for about $13. I think this would work just as well will nectarines when cherries are no longer in season.

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RocketChefNYC
July 31, 2012
This was really tasty! Cutting the cherries was a bit of a pain, but it was really easy otherwise. I didn't include the onion, and it was delicious. I'll definitely make this again!

PKcookin's Review

PKcookin
August 16, 2012
yum!

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SecondSaturday
July 03, 2012
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katydid5283
May 28, 2013
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nhbrowneyedgirl
August 25, 2012
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lmraor
August 11, 2012
Delicious and absolutely entertainment worthy. I use whatever cherries are available here in New England; usually Bing. Invest in a cherry pitter (oxo) for under $15. I am not one to buy gadgets good for one task, but this one is great. It makes the pitting process so much easier. I am a cooking teacher and bring mine in for my students who ooh and aah!

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SingingGourmand
June 14, 2013
I love this salad and look forward to cherry season, I often use peaches too.