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Fresh Cherry Picnic Salad

Fresh Cherry Picnic SaladFresh cherries add color and sweetness to this fresh vegetable salad.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup sugar snap peas
2 cups pitted Northwest fresh sweet cherries
1 medium cucumber, halved, seeded and sliced 1/2 inch thick
1 cup red radishes, cut into wedge shaped pieces
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon each toasted sesame seeds and grated fresh ginger root
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Blanch peas in boiling salted water 1 minute; plunge into iced water to cool. Drain.
  2. Mix cherries, cucumber, radishes and peas.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour over cherry mixture and toss to coat.
  4. Marinate, refrigerated, at least one hour.

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): 119 Cal., 4 g pro., 2 g fat (17% Cal. from fat), 22 g carb., 2 mg chol., 3 g fiber, 474 g sodium.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy Washington State Fruit Commission.