Recipe: Savory Cherry Almond Salad

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Amelia Saltsman’s Cherry Almond Salad.

Judging from the long lines at Murray’s Farm stand, it seems as though everyone at the Santa Monica Farmers Market this week had cherry fever. Amelia Saltsman, author of the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook, has a suggestion for using cherries in a savory application.

She pairs mild chicories with pitted cherries, toasted almonds and a simple lemon and oil dressing for a quick salad that showcases the best of the season. Saltsman suggests investing in a cherry pitter to ease the prep. Once you buy it once, you’ll have it for life. It’s $12 well spent. Find her recipe, and inspiration, below.