Tender Greens with Marinated Sweet Cherries in Almond Vinaigrette

  • Serves6
  • DifficultyEasy

For the Cherries

2 cups pitted sweet cherries
2 tablespoons minced red onion
1-1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
Pinch ground cinnamon

For the Vinaigrette

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar (or juices from marinated cherries)
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
6 tablespoons almond oil
1 tablespoon chopped chives
Salt and pepper

For the Greens

6 cups tender greens, such as Boston, baby leaf lettuce or even spinach
1/2 cup lightly toasted sliced almonds

For the Cherries

For cherries, toss all ingredients together and let sit for 30 minutes to 3 hours.

For the Vinaigrette

For vinaigrette, strain off 2 tablespoons of cherry liquid (or use 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar) and whisk in honey and mustard. Whisk in oil gradually until smooth and creamy.

Stir in chopped chives and season to taste.

For the Greens

To serve, arrange tender greens on a platter. Drizzle with vinaigrette and top with marinated cherries. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and serve.

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