Mixed Greens with Cherries and Herb Cashew Cheese

Mixed Greens with Cherries and Herb Cashew Cheese

Among the many joys of summer is the abundance of stone fruits. This colorful salad mixed greens and herbed cashew cheese will have your taste buds dancing. The sweet-tart flavor of the cherries pairs perfectly with rich, creamy taste of the herbed cashew cream. Good tasting and good for you!

(Serves 8)

4 cups cashews, soaked 2 hours
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1½ teaspoon fresh rosemary
1½ teaspoons white miso
1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons each: chives and parsley, minced
½ cup almonds, finely chopped

  1. Place top six ingredients in a food processor and grind until the mixture resembles rough corn meal.
  2. Transfer into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. The mixture is thick. Patience will be rewarded. Toss in herbs and give a few more pulses.
  3. Form into balls using a 1” scoop or teaspoon. Chill for 15 minutes. Pour almonds into a shallow bowl and roll balls to coat. Return to fridge to firm, about 1 hour.

2 tablespoons champagne vinegar (or apple, red wine, balsamic, etc)
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon pepper

Mixed baby greens
2 cups pitted cherries, halved

  1. Whisk vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl to combine. Add greens and cherries and toss to coat. Arrange salad on plates and scatter cheese balls on top.
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