I love any salad with fruit and cheese. I believe that you can combine almost any fruit and any cheese and it will make a delicious combination. We've tried many here at Measure & Pinch.
Strawberry + Feta = Fantastic!
Blueberries + Goat = Great!
Apple + Cheddar = Classic!
Here we have the bold flavors of fresh bing cherries and a salty bite from the gorgonzola. This salad is a nice addition to any Mediterranean inspired dinner. This weekend, we had it with grilled beef tenderloin that was seasoned with fresh garlic and rosemary. This salad was the perfect companion. The spicy arugula, pistachios and red onion are also joined the party, so we dressed this salad simply; olive oil and lemon, salt & pepper.
- Bag of arugula
- 1/4 cup of pitted fresh cherries
- 1/4 cup of crumbled gorgonzola
- 1/4 cup of shelled pistachios
- red onion slices, 5-8 rounds (soaked in chilled water, to remove the bite)
- lemon, juice of entire lemon
- olive oil, about 2 tbsp.
- salt & pepper
Combine arugula, cherries, cheese, nuts, onion in a large bowl or serving platter. Add lemon, oil and season with salt & pepper. Toss and eat.
We hope it was a great weekend and a nice start to the summer!