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Cherry Herb Cheese Salad

Cherry Herb Cheese Salad is summery goodness with fresh cherries and herbs and creamy goat cheese. Every bite is scrumptious and fresh in this easy to make salad!

  • Author: Judy Barbe
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 7 cups 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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Herb cheese log

  • 2 tablespoons goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs, such as basil, parsley, tarragon or chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Salad

  • 5 cups lettuce
  • 1 cup fresh sweet cherries, halved and pitted
  • 1/3 cup cooked spelt or other grain such as quinoa, freekeh, sorghum, barley or brown rice
  • 1/4-inch slice goat cheese log
  • Vinaigrette

Instructions

  • Herb Cheese Log: In a medium bowl stir together goat cheese, yogurt, herbs, lemon zest, salt and pepper. To make a cheese log, spoon mixture onto a 8-10-inch piece of saran wrap. Make a tube of the saran wrap: fold the edge of saran wrap closest to you over the cheese. Fold end farthest away from you toward you. Leave the ends open. Gently roll the cheese mixture back and forth over the counter to create a log (similar to making a rope with Play Doh). The cheese is soft but the goal is to make a log that is as similar in thickness as you can. Fold ends under. Place in refrigerator for 30-45 minutes to harden.
  • Salad: Combine lettuce, spelt, cherries and goat cheese rounds. Drizzle with you favorite vinaigrette.

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Keywords: salad with fruit and cheese