Thursday, April 21, 2016

Salad with Mango, Cherries, and Toasted Walnuts #recipe @LucyBurdette

 LUCY BURDETTE: This year for Christmas my wonderful uncle sent me a big box of dried Michigan cherries. They are so sweet and delicious! I've used them in granola and cookies, but I wanted to find a salad to showcase them as well. This combination does just that.

1 head red leaf or butter lettuce
2 small cucumbers
2 sticks celery
One ripe avocado
One half ripe mango
1/2 cup dried Michigan cherries
1/2 cup walnuts, broken into pieces and toasted

Wash and dry the lettuce, tear into bite-sized pieces and layer at the bottom of the salad bowl. Slice the cucumber and the celery and mix this in.

Toast the walnuts until slightly brown and crunchy.

Peel and dice the avocado. Slice the ripe sections of the mango off the pit, and dice. Layer the avocado and the mango onto the salad. Sprinkle with cherries. Top with cooled walnuts.

Dress with a mustard vinaigrette and toss, once your guests have admired the presentation:). (You of course should feel free to make your own tweaks, onions if you like them, or some kind of soft cheese, for example.) In this case, we ate the salad with pan-fried yellowtail snapper and roasted rosemary potatoes--yum!


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  1. A scrumptious recipe and equally delicious book!

  2. Looks yummy, Lucy! We've dried our own cherries a few times -- a looong process, but worth the effort!

  3. I love sweet and savory salad and can't wait to try this one!

  4. Mangoes and cherries? Count me in! That's my kind of salad. Who needs potatoes and fish?

  5. I loved the book! Everyone should read it! You'll be blown away (almost)!