Cherries are one of my favorite summer foods!

So today, we’re going to be making:

  • Cherry-Tomato Salsa
  • Cherry Granola
  • Cherry & Mint Quinoa Salad

Check out the video and written recipes below!

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Enjoy!

Cherry Almond Granola

Cook and Prep Time: 35 minutes

Serves: 3-4 people

You Need
  • 1 cup Cherries, pitted and chopped
  • 1 ½ cups Rolled Oats
  • ¼ cup Almond Butter (or other nut butter alternative)
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • ½ cup Coconut Nectar or Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup chopped Almonds or Pecans
  • Fresh Berries or Chopped Mint, for garnish
DIRECTIONS
  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.  Preheat your oven to 325˚F.  Using parchment paper, line one baking tray.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together maple syrup, almond butter, nutmeg, salt, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.  Whisk to combine.
  3. In another bowl, combine the oats and almonds, mix to combine.  Then, add the maple syrup mixture to the bowl with the oats, and toss to combine evenly.
  4. Spread your oats evenly on your baking tray. Bake for 25-25 minutes, stirring halfway.

Sweet Potato Wedges with Cherry Salsa

Cook and Prep Time: 50 minutes

Serves: 3-4

You Need
  •  4 Sweet Potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 2 cups Cherries, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • ½ cup Scallions, chopped
  • 1 cup Sweet Corn
  • 1 Jalapeno, diced (optional)
  • ¼ cup Cilantro, finely chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. Cumin
  • 1 tbsp. Smoked Paprika
  • Olive Oil
DIRECTIONS
  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.  Line 1 baking tray with parchment paper.  Preheat your oven to 400˚F.
  2. Cut your sweet potatoes into wedges, and toss them with salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, and 1 tbsp. olive oil.  Once your oven is hot, add wedges to the oven, and roast for 25-30 minutes, or until tender.
  3. While the potatoes cook, combine the cherries, tomatoes, corn, scallions, lime juice, jalapeno, cilantro, salt, and pepper in a bowl.  Toss to combine.
  4. Top sweet potatoes with cherry salsa.  Enjoy!

Cherry & Mint Quinoa Salad

Cook and Prep Time: 30-40 minutes

Serves: 3-4

You Need
  • 1 cup Quinoa, cooked
  • 2 Oranges, sliced
  • 1 Orange, juiced
  • 1 small can Pinto Beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ Red Onion, diced
  • ½ cup chopped Almonds, Pecans, or Walnuts
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • ¾ cup Cherries, pitted and chopped
  • 2 cups Arugula (feel free to add more)
  • ¼ cup Mint, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste
DIRECTIONS
  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.
  2. Combine orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl.
  3. Add cooked quinoa to a large mixing bowl.  Then, add cherries, oranges almonds, pinto beans to the bowl.  Toss to combine.
  4. Add dressing to the bowl, and toss to combine.  Serve, and garnish with mint leave.  Enjoy!