Roasted Cherry and Pistachio Salad with Roasted Cherry Vinaigrette #WeekdaySupper

Roasted Cherry and Pistachio Salad with Roasted Cherry Vinaigrette! Super easy to make and packed with fresh cherry goodness. You’re going to want to try this! Like immediately!

Roasted Cherry and Pistachio Salad with Roasted Cherry Vinaigrette

There are just some combinations you fall in love with. For it’s cherries and pistachios. They just happen to be two of my favourite foods so I’m so thrilled they combine so well together. Any chance I get to make a recipe that uses this flavour combination is a great day in my book. This recipe is incredibly easy to make and packed with the fresh flavour of summer in Ontario. Cherry season is in full swing and I just cannot get my hands on enough of them. Today I topped a salad with them and added some pistachios to it. Then I topped it off with a roasted cherry balsamic that’s will knock your socks off. Enjoy!

I knew when I signed up for weekday supper that I wanted to make what I call my Farmers Market Salad. My Farmers Market Salad varies with the season. I use what is in season locally and play around with different ideas. I knew with it being cherry season that this was the way to go. It’s absolutely fabulous! You must try this!

My son is visiting from out west so life is a bit crazy right now. So I’m keeping this one short and sweet. Sweet like fresh cherries in summertime. Enjoy!

Roasted Cherry and Pistachio Salad with Roasted Cherry Vinaigrette

Roasted Cherry and Pistachio Salad with Roasted Cherry Vinaigrette #WeekdaySupper

Roasted Cherry and Pistachio Salad with Roasted Cherry Vinaigrette #WeekdaySupper

Roasted Cherry and Pistachio Salad with Roasted Cherry Vinaigrette! Super easy to make and packed with fresh cherry goodness. You're going to want to try this!

Ingredients

    For the Salad:
  • 2 cups mixed greens (I use a spring mix)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1/2 to 1 cup roasted cherries
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup roasted cherry vinaigrette
  • For the Roasted Cherries (this will provide more than you need):
  • 2 cups pitted and halved cherries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • For the Roasted Cherry Vinaigrette (this will provide more than you need):
  • 1/4 cup roasted cherries
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of lemon juice if desired

Instructions

    For the Salad:
  • Mix your greens in a bowl.
  • Add roasted cherries on top.
  • Add chopped pistachios on top.
  • Drizzle roasted cherry vinaigrette over top.
  • Serve with a big old summer salad smile!
  • For the Roasted Cherries:
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Cover a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment.
  • Transfer cherries to the cookie sheet.
  • Place in a 350 degree F oven for about 15 to 20 minutes. Watch carefully and check every 5 minutes. They cook differently depending on ripeness.
  • Remove and set aside or refrigerate till needed.
  • For the Roasted Cherry Balsamic Vinaigrette:
  • In a food processor puree the cherries.
  • Then add the balsamic and sugar.
  • Give it a good whir.
  • Add the olive oil slowly while pulsing until it thickens.
  • You can add lemon juice if you like. I add it after the balsamic but before the olive oil

Notes

The recipes for the Roasted Cherries and the Roasted Cherry Vinaigrette make more than you need for one salad. I like to have extra on hand to make other things with.

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Roasted Cherry and Pistachio Salad with Roasted Cherry Vinaigrette

This week’s Weekday Supper crew:

Monday – Mama’s Blissful Bites Watermelon and Mint Salad
Tuesday – Eat, Move, Shine Grilled Chicken with Goat Cheese, Candied Tomatoes and Roasted Olives
Wednesday – Shockingly Delicious – Wedge Salad
Thursday – Basic N Delicious – Chicken Fried Rice
Friday – Cravings of a Lunatic – Farmers Market Salad

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Comments

  1. 1

    Wow Kim! What a gorgeous salad. I know I’m stopping by the store to pick up cherries. Yum, yum, yum, yummy in the tummy.

  2. 3

    Looks terrific, Kim! I need to roast some cherries :)

  3. 5

    Love the idea of roasted cherries! This looks fantastic, Kim!

  4. 7

    I love cherries and pistachios as well. I don’t know that I’ve met anyone else that favors that combination over the almond/cherry one. Great minds and all, eh? Your salad looks absolutely delicious. I could definitely make a meal of it.

    • 8
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      I know right. It’s such a great combo. More people need to hop on board. Thanks so much lady, I miss cherry season.

  5. 9

    I love pistachios! Perfect salad for me. I had a pistachio gorgonzola sauce on chicken this week and now this salad would be next!

  6. 11

    This looks amazing! I love the fruit you used… fruit on salad is key.

  7. 13

    I love cherries! I’m going to the fridge right to get some. See what you made me do? Have fun with your son. Feed him this and he will be happy. And those turtle thingies…

  8. 15

    Ohhhhh, I haven’t tried pistachios and cherries together yet, BUT I must try the combo! Your salad sounds fabulous! Hugs, Terra

  9. 17

    Roasted cherries taste so brilliant, don’t they? Love the idea of combining them with pistachios, then making a salad. Inspired! Good stuff – thanks.

  10. 19

    I’m serving this w chicken TOnite!
    Thanks, Kimmy. xo

  11. 21

    Now there’s a combo I haven’t tried. Looks delicious and you had me at roasted cherries…

  12. 23

    WOW! Now that a delicious salad! Wish I had some cherries right now!

  13. 25

    This sounds amazing. Yes, cherries and pistachios are great together. Love lovely :) salads for supper!

  14. 27

    G’day Kim! LOVE cherries, true!
    Bought some yesterday and LOVE the idea of roasted cherry Vinaigrette (which I have never had) and is now on the list to do too! Thank you!
    Cheers! Joanne

  15. 29

    Totally agree that pistachios and cherries are a perfect match! Roasted fruit is so yummy, but I haven’t tried it with cherries yet – I need to do that!

    • 30
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Glad I’m not the only cherry/pistachio lover in the world. Roasted cherries are amazing, the flavour just pops.

  16. 31

    I never thought of combining cherries with pistachios and you know what Kim, I love both flavors too! I really should be more creative with salads and think out of the box, just as you are doing. Smart and healthy salad, this one is winner Kim!

  17. 33

    roasted cherries are SO freaking delicious! You knocked another one out of the park, Lunie! Great job!

  18. 35

    Roasted cherry vinaigrette… you are killing me with goodness!! I love your ideas of roasting fruits… YUM!

  19. 37

    What a great-looking dish! I fell in love with the roasted cherry vinaigrette. Have a wonderful week!

  20. 39

    Love that salad dressing. Perfect way to celebrate the swim suit season. I most recently ate a detox salad at a Dressed Salad resturant in HK that had a lovely mix of fresh greens cranberries, beats and nuts but I counted 17 whole cloves of garlic. holy cow, even by my standards that is a lot of garlic. I have renamed their salad Toxic salad. Have a super day. BAM

  21. 41

    It’s no secret that I’m not a big salad fan most days, but this is one I can get down with. Love the flavors. You had me at pistachio!

    • 42
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Ha, me either most days. But this one is cool because it’s sweet. It’s the only way I can handle eating them.

  22. 43

    Such a colourful dish. Enjoy your son’s visit.

  23. 45

    I would think the roasted cherry vinaigrette would be perfect for a salad! And pistachio’s are just plain good. No argument here! I love a good salad. This one might just make an appearance on our table. :-) Have a good week my friend!

  24. 47

    such a nice twist on this salad with the roasted cherry vinaigrette…scrumptiously munchy and healthy salad for any time of the day…awesome :-)

  25. 49

    Yummy and gorgeous salad. If only cherries were cheaper in Orlando :D

    • 50
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Thanks so much Kiran. Cherries are so expensive. But sometimes I just give in and splurge. They are so worth it.

  26. 51

    This is my first time visiting you. I found you via Chris Scheuer. You have a lovely blog and I’m glad to meet you. This salad is utterly delicious looking…I have a bag of cherries in my fridge right now. Hummm!

  27. 53

    This is not only so pretty but it looks outrageously good! Who doesn’t love cherries (and pistachios)?? And that roasted cherry vinaigrette is a wower! I love this!

  28. 55

    looks delicious….just mouthwatering!

  29. 57

    Your Roasted Cherry and Pistachio Salad is gorgeous. I love the color and flavor combinations too. I can definitely eat this everyday. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

  30. 59

    This is a gorgeous salad. I love roasted fruit – and cherries would be divine!

  31. 60

    This salad looks fabulous! Cherry season is back for us in California and it is predicted to be a short season, so I am buying a ton of cherries right now. In the past week I have bought 6 pounds worth! The month of June looks like it is going to have a lot of cherry recipes in it for me.

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