A Sunrise Recipe: Michigan Cherry Salad

Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 11, 2015

Cherry farmers in Northern Michigan produce more than 75% of the tart cherries found in the U.S. Tart cherries are generally flash frozen because they are too delicate to ship in their natural state, so look for them year round. Therefore, this recipe from Sunrise of Shelby Township, MI is also good for all four seasons! The chef was inspired when visiting a cherry farm.

Did you know? Cherries are loaded with a vast array of potent antioxidants, which may help protect against heart disease and ward off certain cancers.   

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Michigan Cherry Salad
Serves 1

2 cups mixed greens
1 ½ tbsp gorgonzola cheese
1 tbsp dried Michigan cherries
1 tbsp chopped pecans
1 tsp minced red onions
1 tbsp crumbled cooked bacon

1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
Dijon mustard as needed

Whisk together the olive oil and vinegar to emulsify. If desired add mustard to enhance vinaigrette’s flavor. Arrange greens on a salad plate. Top with the cheese, cherries, pecans, onions and bacon. Serve immediately with dressing on the side.