This summer, deep red, tart cherries are ripe for adding tang and nutritional power to your recipes.
One cup of juicy cherries is full of the same amount of potassium as a banana, three grams of fiber and plenty of healthful antioxidants.
The Northwest Premium Jumbo Cherries in our produce department are satisfying to eat on their own, and great to add to all sorts of recipes.
Enjoy cherries at any time of day with these five suggestions:
For dessert at your next party, triple up on cherries in this recipe for homemade pie, with filling that combines Northwest fresh sweet cherries, fresh or frozen tart cherries and dried tart cherries.
Salad with Cherries
Change up your favorite salad by adding cherries for flavor and color. Start with arugula and mix in cherries, goat cheese and candied walnuts. Or try spinach salad with cherries, feta, grilled chicken and fresh basil for a complete meal.
Tangy meets sweet and earthy with a hint of peppery fire in this recipe for Cherry Salsa. With chopped green peppers, fresh basil and a cup of pitted, chopped cherries at the base, plus lemon and a dash of hot pepper sauce, this fresh take on salsa complements grilled chicken, swordfish, pork and even tortilla chips.
Crostini with Cherries
When your guests arrive for dinner on the patio, impress them with a platter of crostini with cherries. Deepen the sweetness of the cherries by coating them in oil and balsamic vinegar and roasting them at 400°F. Spread goat cheese on toasted baguette slices and then top with the roasted cherries.
Cherries dipped in chocolate make a beautiful end to any meal and a special topping for ice cream. Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Dip cherries in chocolate, and arrange on a baking sheet lined with wax paper, with the stems up. Refrigerate for an hour until the chocolate is set.