Photo: José Picayo; Styling: Michele Faro
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
15 Mins
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?

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! 

zambo101's Review

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

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.

allisonjessee's Review

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

August 16, 2012

SecondSaturday's Review

July 03, 2012

RocketChefNYC's Review

May 28, 2013

katydid5283's Review

August 25, 2012

nhbrowneyedgirl's Review

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!

lmraor's Review

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