We all know red cherries are delicious on their own, but have you tried adding them to savory dishes? We asked our friends at Northwest Cherry Growers, a collective of passionate farmers, for a few of their favorite recipes.
Pro tip: if you don’t have a cherry pitter, grab a chopstick or reusable straw. Push your chosen utensil at the point where the stem meets the fruit and push the pit straight through into a bowl. You can also use a paring knife to slice through the fruit (avoiding the seed) and pop out the pit.
2 cups pitted Northwest fresh sweet cherries
1 large peach, pitted and cubed (about 1 cup)
1 cup fresh blueberries
Minted Honey Lemon Dressing (recipe below)
Toss together cherries, peaches and blueberries.
Sprinkle with dressing and toss gently.
Minted Honey Lemon Dressing:
Combine 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon each honey and olive oil, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint and 1/4 cup teaspoon salt.
Makes 1/4 cup.