Hello friends– Have cherries turned up at your market yet?? I walked over to the Farmers Market in San Francisco last week with little Lois and there were cherries galore! So dark and sweet– we bought a bagful for a treat.
And back home there are piles of Cherries at the market too– So when Jenni invited us over for a bar-b-que, we arrived with this salad in hand. Bright and sweet and hearty. Just right for a summer night eating grilled chicken & sausages with a table of friends.
CHERRY CITRUS SALAD
8 cups mixed salad greens
14 oz. can garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed
2 avocados, cut into chunks
3 cups fresh cherries, pitted
2 oranges, peeled and cut into sections
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tab. Champagne orange vinegar*
1 tsp. sugar
salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
Spread the greens into a large salad bowl. On top, layer the beans, avocados, cherries and oranges.
Shake the dressing ingredients in a container with a tight fitting lid until they are thoroughly blended. Drizzle the dressing over the salad when you are ready to serve it. Enjoy!
*They have this luscious Orange Vinegar at Trader Joe’s– but I’ve seen it other places too.
A couple pics from our trek to the SF Farmer’s Market (San Francisco City Hall in the background)–