Apr 24, 2015

Smoked Turkey, Cherry, and Feta Salad with Vinaigrette

This lovely salad has been brought to you by Market Street, and I am happy to give you my honest opinions about the entire delicious process.

It's almost time for fresh cherries to be arriving in grocery stores. Cherries are good in so many dishes, but one of my favorite ways to enjoy them is in this fresh, crunchy salad.

The sweet cherries, smoky turkey, and salty feta make a winning taste combination. You'll enjoy this salad with dried cherries, but you won't want to miss trying it with fresh cherries, too.

Smoked Turkey, Cherry, and Feta Salad with Vinaigrette

Ingredients for salad:
1 head romaine lettuce, medium chop
1 cup chopped smoked turkey
2/3 cup halved and pitted fresh cherries (may substitute 1/3 cup dried cherries)
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup sliced green onions

Ingredients for vinaigrette:
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
freshly ground pepper, to taste


1. Combine all vinaigrette ingredients in a jar, cap tightly, and shake well. Refrigerate until needed.

2. Place lettuce in medium serving bowl. Layer evenly with turkey and onions, and then sprinkle evenly with feta and cherries. Serve with vinaigrette to pass. Serves 2 to 3 as main course or 4 to 5 as a side. Refrigerate leftovers.
Recipe adapted from the California Cherry Board

If you live (or visit) in the Dallas, TX, area, be sure to visit a Market Street and get beautiful fresh cherries while they're available. This premiere crop comes directly from the the orchards of Central Valley California, and the folks in the Market Street produce department will even let you sample a taste.

Check out Market Street's Cherry Season Pinterest Board for more ideas:

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  1. Pinning! This salad is in my near future! Gorgeous pictures, and now I'm hungry :) Have a great weekend Joy!

  2. Hi there! Visiting from What To Do Weekends. This salad looks so delicious! Cherries and feta? YUM! Your photos are great too!

  3. I think I may be the only person out here who doesn't like feta cheese. I don't like blue cheese either! But boy that salad looks delicious!

  4. Yummy! Definitely pinning this delicious looking recipe, how could I not? Have a great week! xo

  5. Popping over from the link party at http://whatsonthelist.net. This salad looks beautiful. A wonderful combination of flavours :-)

  6. Looks like a great summer time salad and am pinning to try. Thanks Joy ;)

  7. This is MY KIND of salad, Joy! Works very well with a low-carb diet phase 2, as well. Saving it on pinterest to make sometime soon.

  8. Oh, this looks such a delicious refreshing salad. Certainly what I need after all my recent indulging!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

  9. Joy,

    I love this fresh salad for spring and summer. I was researching salads this morning and thinking about making a couple of them this week. Thanks for sharing you delicious salad with us.
    Diane Roark

  10. Joy, I would LOVE a plate of this salad about right now. I love your blog, the layout and your pictures are stunning. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

  11. This looks like the perfect dinner idea for those hot nights coming soon! Love the addition of cherries too! :)

  12. This looks so delicious! I pinned it. I hope you don't mind. Please e-mail me if you'd like me to remove the pin.

  13. Wow, your pictures are stunning! Thanks for sharing this salad. My mom and I are going to love this salad. Thank you sharing.

    Shannon - fitnessfooddiva

  14. It's almost lunch time here, and my mouth is doing some serious watering over this one. YUM! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again this Friday! Feel free to bring a friend :)

  15. I love salads. This looks like a delicious recipe! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  16. I love cherries, this salad with the feta cheese sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

  17. Oh yum! I love dried cherries in salads and this combination does sound delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

  18. This salad looks AMAZING! Thank you for sharing the recipe on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week! :)

  19. Smoked turkey and feta sounds just glorious right now! And then a balsamic dressing too?! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)

  20. Who could resist such a healthy and delicious dish? My hubby will love this hearty salad. Thank you for sharing your Smoked Turkey, Cherry, and Feta Salad with Vinaigrette recipe with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I'm pinning and sharing.

  21. This has to be the prettiest salad I've ever seen! I gave a link back and a shout out to you in my post today.

    Have a great weekend!

  22. Okay, I'm drooling right now! Looks so good. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7, we can't wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

  23. I love salad and this is a great combination! Thank you so much Joy for sharing this salad on MAking Memories Mondays! See you back there tonight! :-)

  24. Your Smoked Turkey, Cherry & Feta Salad sounds delicious, Joy. The vinaigrette is lovely and flavourful too. Thank you for sharing this lovely and summery salad with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinning and will share.

  25. Thank you for linking up with us on Idea Box link up party!

  26. Hi Joy,
    What a great recipe for Smoked Turkey Cherry and Feta Salad, a very tasty combination that we will really enjoy. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  27. It is salad season and this one looks amazing!!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  28. Oh, I love the combo!


  29. This looks delicious!

  30. Hey friend, just wanted to tell you that Fabulous Friday will be next Friday. I just moved into my new home and its been chaotic, so i had to postponed it, love the turkey salad post you shared last party

  31. Thanks so much for sharing your delicious recipe at the #sundaysdownunder linky party. That salad looks soooo good!

    I really appreciate you and your support! I’ve pinned your post too.

    Take care and best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz


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