Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cherry and White Balsamic Salad



This is a delightful salad, inspired by a great article in The Washington Post about Cherries and it paired with my wee jar of white balsamic vinegar I got in Italy perfectly. I got the vinegar in a cute little artisan food store next to Lake Garda, the owner was eager to educate me on the aged Modena vinegars and hoped I would buy but at 150 Euros not this time, although it is a divine and artisan product for sure. 


He did mention that a great everyday vinegar for salads, was the white balsamic made from white grapes and what a lovely one it is. Funny I was on twitter the other day and and @EviesGran remarked that my salad of watermelon and cucumber I tweeted must be American as in the UK we don't add fruit. I have lived in the US now 8 years and love how American's use fruit in salad but I must say it is catching on across the pond as I recently saw a strawberry salad in The Guardian. Do you like to add fruit to your salad?

Ingredients:

per plate
  • handful of sweet cherries, pitted
  • a handful of salad greens
  • a dash of olive oil
  • a dash of white balsamic 
Method:

  1. simple assemble this simple and seasonal salad and enjoy :-)





Its so much fun to bring food items back from a trip as it allows us to relive wonderful memories through food. 


what creative cherry recipes do you have up your sleeve? 



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42 comments:

  1. looks delish! 150 euros for vinegar!!!! Is he crazy?? I will look for white balsamic now -- bet it's a neat flavor twist from the dark. I always add fruit to my salads -- I try mixing textures and flavors of foods all the time -- blueberries with walnuts, peaches with almonds, pomegranate with pumpkin seeds -- for interest and taste, for sure, but to also 'dilute' the caloric value of the calorically dense nuts and seeds.

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  2. I don't feel as bad dreaming about a Dior wallet, now that I know balsamic vinegar goes for top price too :) Have never tried cherries this way, sounds so simple & very yum!

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    1. :-) he he go on dream maybe it will come true :-)

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  3. what nice look this Rebecca!!

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  4. I love simple recipes with no exact measurements.

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  5. Lovely simple salad, and how fun to use the vinegar you brought back from Italy! I've been seeing your fun Facebook cherry posts all day-now I know what they're all about :-)

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    1. he he yep I have a habit of getting into certain foods, next up is rhubarb

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  6. Mmmm simple and tasty, my kind of salad. Diane

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  7. Absolutely I do add fruit to my salad. I serve fruit with lots of things including fish. I had a hard time convincing my gourmet BIL about fruit salsas with fish, but now he's a convert.

    Love your salad with the cherries Rebecca. Great way to use a seasonal fruit.
    Sam

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    1. oh salsa and fish love it so so good and your cooking is first class

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  8. Simple and delicious!

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  9. I love fruit is salad...but must confess that never had it with cherries...and it sure looks great.
    Hope you are enjoying your week Rebecca :)

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  10. Beautiful salad. I love balsamic vinegar. I hardly add fruits to my salad. I will try that next time.

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    1. Mary I guess the American ways have rubbed of on me :-)

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  11. sounds like a great salad! i think i'd like to try making homemade cherry ice cream this summer. :)

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  12. It looks beautiful,Rebecca!

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  13. I just bought a delicious bottle of white balsamic. i know it must be great dressing this salad!

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  14. Cherries look so red and ripe! I made pear and apple salad once and it went well with the family. I do order strawberry chicken salad with poppyseed dressing at Panera a lot. :)
    150 euros..Wow! I would be afraid to use it up if I spend that money on vinegar.

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  15. I'm like you, I LOVE bringing food/condiments back from vacations. I saw some white balsamic in an Italian market a while ago...this confirms it, I'll buy it next time I'm there as this looks lovely! Have a great Friday Rebecca!!

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  16. welllllll....I just so happen to have a cherry and almond ice cream posted right now, LOL! I love your salad idea, the simplicity of it sounds really wonderful:-) Hugs, Terra

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  17. I love fruit in salads. I use cherries, spinach, blue cheese and walnuts for a favorite salad here.

    Your salad looks delicious!

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  18. MMMMMMMM,..What a great & elegant dish!
    I love cherries but they are still abit overpriced here in Belgium!

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  19. Summer is the perfect time to add fruit to salads. I adore adding strawberries. I've always been curious about the flavor of white vinegar. It's high time that I pick up a jar.

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    1. you will love it and strawberries are so good right now :-)

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  20. what a creative salad- I love this idea of adding cherries!

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  21. I have company coming for dinner tonight. This salad will go perfectly with our grilled chicken.

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