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Leafy Cherry Salad


Although pie filling may seem like an unusual ingredient for a salad dressing, I found that it thickened the dressing, added flavor and color, and sweetened the end result. This is a sensational salad with sophisticated taste and flavors that is sure to please your Yom Tov crowd!




In a small mixing bowl, combine all dressing ingredients. Blend with an immersion blender until smooth. (You may see small bits of cherries; that’s fine.)



In a large mixing bowl, combine salad greens with remaining ingredients. Pour half the dressing over the salad, tossing to coat. Add additional dressing as desired, and toss until fully coated.


You may prefer more greens or less; the salad tastes great either way. I urge you to try to acquire the dried cherries — they add a tremendous burst of flavor that really brings the salad up a notch.


If you don’t like the stronger taste of red wine vinegar, you can substitute with regular white vinegar.


Photography: Hudi Greenberger

Food Styling: Janine Kalesis