Cherry-Arugula Salad with Almonds and Tarragon

Cherry-Arugula Salad with Almonds and Tarragon

Serves 6

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

  • 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)
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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 Info: 
Per Serving:130 calories (35 from fat), 4g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 4g protein
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