Summer Salad

 

 

Michigan Summer Farm Bounty Salad

Recipe courtesy of
Chef James Kokenyesdi CEC® CCA® AAC, Michigan Chefs De Cuisine

Michigan (Cherry) Salad

  • 3 cups mixed greens or romaine lettuce
  • ½ cup red or gold current tomatoes
  • ½ cup striped cucumber
  • 1 slice red onion rings
  • 1/2 cup strawberries sliced
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup Honey Crisp or your favorite Mi Apple, sliced matchstick
  • ¼ cup cinnamon croutons

Optional favorites:

  • 2 chicken breasts, grilled and sliced (rotisserie works well too!)
  • 1/4 cup shredded Michigan cheese Feta, Farmers, or smoked Cheddar
  • 1/2 cup toasted black walnuts

MICHIGAN CHERRY Vinaigrette

  • 1 cup tart cherries fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup of soybean oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey from local hive
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • pinch of Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt
  • 4 tablespoons fresh Epazote or 2 tablespoons of tarragon

Instructions for Vinaigrette

 For the vinaigrette, place vinegars and cherries in container for several days to make a cherry vinegar. Once infused add vinegar to all ingredients. Use an immersion blender (or regular) and blend vinaigrette ingredients until smooth. Chill and serve.

Instructions

 In a medium bowl, combine mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumber, toss with Dressing Garnish with apples, croutons, cherries, strawberries, and red onion rings.

SIGN UP FOR EMAILS

SUBSCRIBE TO MICHIGAN EATS

Find recipes, expert advice and information on today’s hot topics in food. Subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter, MI Foodie News.

FOLLOW US

GET IN TOUCH

Michigan Ag Council
P.O. Box 30960
Lansing, MI 48909-8460

Interested in becoming a Michigan Ag Council partner?
Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.

All Content Copyright © 2022 by the Michigan Ag Council

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This