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Rainbow Kitchen

Green Salad Gussied Up with Cherries, Nuts and Cheese

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Prepare a bowl of your favorite salad greens. Include some bitter greens like arugula or dandelion or amaranth if they are available at a local farmers market, to play off sweet cherries if you’re using those. Otherwise, just clean out your veggie drawer or pick what’s ready in your garden.

Add the following to taste:

Chopped, toasted walnuts or pecans or almonds.

Dried cherries, or chopped fresh ones. Add sugar to taste if you’ve used sour cherries.

Sprinkle some feta or goat cheese over everything. Or salt to taste if you prefer no cheese.

Add 1/4 tsp. chia seeds (tasteless but super-nutritious). They turn somewhat gelatinous as they soak up the juice from fresh cherries and help keep the greens from getting too soggy.

Top with some balsamic vinegar or a crisp raspberry vinaigrette.



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