This Supergreens Salad with Cherries and Feta will become your new favorite salad. It's super easy to whip up for weekday healthy lunches and delicious enough to take to your next cookout.
I have been making this Supergreens Salad with Cherries and Feta every other day. It's totally addictive and good for you to boot! I love it when I find a new salad I like because I get so bored with the regular stuff. I don't want to feel deprived when I'm eating a salad. I want seasonal ingredients put together in different ways to keep me interested.
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I make a big bowl of this and eat it all week. Sometimes I skip the feta if I'm really feeling disciplined and it's still great. Do not dress the salad if you are planning to keep leftovers. I have also added chicken and a grain like quinoa to this to give it a protein boost.
I hadn't tried grapeseed oil until just recently. It works great for salad dressings. I can't believe I'm saying this but sometimes I get sick of olive oil. Yes, it's true. For dressings, I find it to have a very strong flavor and I prefer something more subtle. Grapeseed oil has a very mild flavor as does avocado oil. If you are doing the paleo or Whole30 diet you will have to go with the avocado oil.
Happy cherry season to all. Get out that cherry pitter and whip up this salad. You deserve to treat yourself right with healthy foods that help power you through this super busy end of the school year race.
Supergreens Salad with Cherries and Feta
- 1 bag supergreens about 4 cups, washed and dried
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup cherries pitted and halved
- ¼ cup feta
- For Dressing:
- 3 tablespoon grapeseed oil
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- salt and pepper to taste
- Toss all salad ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix all dressing ingredients in a jar and shake. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Dress salad right before serving.
Mary Ann @ thebeachhousekitchen
What a gorgeous salad Karen! And what a great combination of ingredients! Just got another big bag of cherries. I know what I'll be making. Thanks for sharing and have a great week!
The Gourmet Gourmand
Wow this looks like just a stunning salad- I love the ingredients you picked.
I've been trying to come up with a flavorful salad that includes cherries and this looks just perfect! I plan on picking up some fresh cherries at the store today!
Whole almonds? sliced? slivered? toasted? Seems like whole ones would be a tooth-breaker. This sounds good -- my daughter gives me cherries from her tree -- but I'm gonna experiment with sliced, toasted almonds, or maybe sunflower seeds. Would love to know what you meant, though. No idea what supergreens are, but I'm gonna assume basically a mixed bag of greens like arugula & lettuce.
I used whole but any type will work.