Cherry-Arugula Salad with Almonds and Tarragon

Cherry-Arugula Salad with Almonds and Tarragon
Contributor
Whole Foods Market

Cherries and almonds are a classic pair and make a delicious salad combination with tart arugula and fragrant tarragon.

6
Servings
272
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 6 tablespoons slivered almonds, divided
  • 1/2 pound cherries (about 2 cups), pitted and halved, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
  • 5 ounces baby arugula
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked whole grains (e.g. barley, farro, wheat berries, wild rice)

Directions

In a blender, combine vinegar, shallot, mustard, 1 tablespoon water, 3 tablespoons of the almonds and 1/4 cup of the pitted cherries. Blend until very smooth, about 1 minute. Stir in tarragon.

Combine arugula, cooked grains and remaining cherries in a large bowl. Toss with the dressing and garnish with the remaining 3 tablespoons almonds.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
50g
38%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
12µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
27mg
3%
Choline, total
12mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
25µg
6%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
36mg
11%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
94mg
13%
Selenium, Se
18µg
33%
Sodium, Na
182mg
12%
Water
73g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Cherry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Cherry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.