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Mixed Greens with Cherries and Feta Cheese Balls

Serves 6

Total Time
1 hr 55 mins

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.

su-Mixed Greens with Cherries and Feta Cheese Balls

Photo: Annabelle Breakey
 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
Step 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

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

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

Nutrition Facts

Servings Serves 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 289Calories from Fat 77
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g39%

Saturated Fat 8.1g41%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 398mg17%
Total Carbohydrate 13g5%

Dietary Fiber 2.5g10%
Protein 6.8g14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.