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Roasted Cherry and Pistachio Salad with Roasted Cherry Vinaigrette served on a white plate
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Roasted Cherry and Pistachio Salad with Roasted Cherry Vinaigrette

This Roasted Cherry and Pistachio Salad with Roasted Cherry Vinaigrette is super easy to make and packed with fresh cherry goodness.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry pistachio salad, cherry vinaigrette
Servings: 4
Calories: 548kcal

Ingredients

For the Salad:

    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):

    Putting it all together:

    • 2 cups mixed greens I used a spring mix
    • ½ cup chopped pistachios
    • roasted cherries, from previous step
    • roasted cherry vinaigrette, from previous step

    Instructions

    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

    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!

    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.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 548kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 33g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 402mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 342IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg