Cherry Chicken Smoked Cheese Salad

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Cherry Chicken Smoked Cheese Salad with a simple and light dressing is the perfect dish to enjoy the cherry season!

This post was originally published in July 2015. I have taken and uploaded new photos and improved the recipe while the blog post itself remains the same. 

Hello, friends!

It’s been a while since I posted the salad recipe. It was…July, 8. Wow. Shame on me! But believe me, I’ve got a lot of nice salad ideas to share with you. What I haven’t got, it’s time. And probably, a personal secretary to manage all publishing work:)

Anyway, I hope you’ve missed my salads, haven’t you? Okay, don’t lie. I know you have.

And I’m kind of hoping you are still having sweet cherries in your grocery stores. Because I’ve got a feeling you’re going to run into your kitchen to make this delicious Cherry Chicken Smoked Cheese Salad. Am I being delusional?

To say that I like sweet cherries is basically not to say anything. Cherries are the most favourite summer thing for me. And watermelons. And peaches. Sure nectarines too. Apricots, of course.

Okay, I acknowledge I’ve got pretty much favourite summer food. But cherries are still on top of that.

That’s why for the last few years I’ve been incorporating cherries in summer salads at least once every year! Cherries are beautifully paired with many things. Since they’re succulent and sweet, you don’t need any dressings. I usually use a humble drizzle of oil and vinegar, for acidity. I used to use regular mozzarella, but last year I combined the salad with smoked mozzarella, and that perfectly worked!

Indeed,  could be wrong in that combo, right? Tender chicken, juicy cherries, smoked cheese, nuts, and some peppery arugula? Perfection! Oh, not to mention some beautiful comestible flowers, but sure they’re optional.

Well, I think I should wrap it up because you may need to run to a supermarket to grab some cherries. And don’t forget about smoked mozzarella because it makes the difference too.

But before you leave, there’s one question, guys. What’s your favourite summer fruit or berry? Do you incorporate any summer fruit in savoury salads? Have you already tried this salad? :) Ouch. Sorry for more that one question.

23 thoughts on “Cherry Chicken Smoked Cheese Salad

  1. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    I HAVE missed your salads (and your donuts, come to think about it!)! But this is one heck of a way to get back on the salad track! Love the combination of flavors, Ben! My favorite summer fruit is strawberries and peaches… since you asked :) I love cherries, but I hate the whole removing the pit debacle. I’m lazy. Oh, and yes to fruit in salads. Yes.yes.YES!! Happy weekend!!! ♡
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  2. annie@ciaochowbambina says:

    First off – I can’t even handle how beautiful this post is! My eyes are dancin’! And this salad sounds amazing!! Cherries and smoked mozzarella? Love it! PS) I wanted to tell you that I had a pluot gallette with lavender sweet cream the other night and I absolutely LOVED the sweet cream!! My first experience tasting lavender – it was splendid!
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  3. David @ Spiced says:

    I just used some dried cherries in a grilled recipe, Ben…and it turned out great. Now I see your cherry + smoked mozz idea. I love it! But if I was making this recipe, I’d have to add lavender and double the amount of edible flowers. This salad looks awesome!!
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