Cherry-Inspired Summer Meals

These sweet-tart summery fruits are great in both desserts and savory cooking

It’s cherry season, and if you’re a sucker for the summertime fruit, you better act fast! Plump, ripe cherries have a short season, for about one month in the peak of summer, and using the ingredient for entertaining is commonly overlooked. To inspire you to make the most of cherries this summer season, we’ve rounded up a menu inspired by the pitted favorite.

Whether your looking to cook with dark, sweet cherries or bright, scarlet sour ones, there’s something for everyone. So, make sure to make these cherry dishes before the season is over!

Kohlrabi, Fennel, and Bing Cherry Salad

Pickled Cherries

Spicy Cherry Glazed Baby Back Ribs

Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash with Pinenuts and Cherries

Seared Arctic Char Lamb with Cherry Hash and Mint Yogurt

Pumpkin Seed and Cherry Brittle with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Brown Sugar, Almond, and Sour Cherry Torta di Uova