su-Mixed Greens with Cherries and Feta Cheese Balls
Photo: Annabelle Breakey
Yields Serves 6 Total Time 1 hr 55 mins
AuthorStephanie Spencer,
Salty feta plays off cherries' tart sweetness in this salad. Instead of crumbling the cheese, we coated balls with crunchy almonds for more texture and a nicer look.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Whirl cream cheese and feta in a food processor until smooth. Using a 1-in. ice cream scoop or a teaspoon, scoop balls of cheese mixture onto a plate. Chill 15 minutes. Pour almonds into a shallow bowl. Roll cheese balls in almonds to coat and set on a clean plate. Chill until firm, about 1 hour.

Step 2
2

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.

Step 3
3

Make ahead: Through step 1, up to a few hours.

Ingredients

 4 ounces cream cheese
 4 ounces feta cheese
 1/2 cup finely chopped, toasted sliced almonds
 2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
 1/2 teaspoon pepper
 2 1/2 qts. lightly packed mixed baby greens (5 to 6 oz.)
 2 cups pitted cherries, halved

Directions

Step 1
1

Whirl cream cheese and feta in a food processor until smooth. Using a 1-in. ice cream scoop or a teaspoon, scoop balls of cheese mixture onto a plate. Chill 15 minutes. Pour almonds into a shallow bowl. Roll cheese balls in almonds to coat and set on a clean plate. Chill until firm, about 1 hour.

Step 2
2

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.

Step 3
3

Make ahead: Through step 1, up to a few hours.

Mixed Greens with Cherries and Feta Cheese Balls