Arugula, Golden Cherries, Marcona Almonds, and Parmigiano

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Arugula, Golden Cherries, Marcona Almonds, and Parmigiano
Arugula and Cherry Salad
Ellen Silverman

Arugula and Cherry Salad

Though inspired by golden cherries from the farmers’ market, this pretty salad can be made with
any sort of fresh or frozen cherry. Marcona almonds hail from Spain; their toasty, slightly sweet
and salty flavor is a great match for the fruit. Toasted whole almonds and a few extra pinches of
sea salt can be substituted.

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4
Servings
261
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Pound fresh cherries pitted or 2 cups frozen pitted cherries, thawed and drianed
  • 1/2 Pound baby or wild arugula
  • 2 Ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano or Grano Padano, thinly shaved (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 Cup Marcona almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 Tablespoons good extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • Flaky coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Cut the cherries in half lengthwise and place in a large serving bowl. Add the arugula, cheese and almonds. Drizzle with the oil and vinegar, crush a few generous pinches of salt over the top and season generously with pepper. Toss to combine. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if necessary.

Arugula Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Arugula Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
27%
Sugar
9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
23%
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Protein
13g
27%
Carbs
16g
5%
Vitamin A
113µg
13%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
4.2%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5.7%
Vitamin C
12mg
21%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
5mg
26%
Vitamin K
65µg
82%
Calcium
399mg
40%
Fiber
4g
18%
Folate (food)
67µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
67µg
17%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
91mg
23%
Monounsaturated
9g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
4.8%
Phosphorus
275mg
39%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
492mg
14%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
20.1%
Sodium
370mg
15%
Zinc
1mg
10%