Healthy Cherry Recipes

Add a punch of sweet-tart flavor to your recipes with fresh or dried cherries. These cherry recipes use fresh dark cherries, dried cherries, Bing cherries, maraschino cherries -- all your favorites. And with ideas for granola, risotto, ham, chutney, salads with cherries, and cherry cookies, there's something for everyone.

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    Honey-Soaked Quinoa Salad with Cherries & Cashews

    Crunchy cashews, sweet fresh cherries, and chewy dried apricots add immense flavor and texture to this quinoa-based salad. A drizzle of homemade honey vinaigrette melds all the flavors.

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    Almond Breakfast Risotto with Dried Fruit

    Start your day with a warm bowl of fruit-studded breakfast risotto. Adding dried cherries and apricots early in the process allows the fruit to plump up for bigger fruit flavor.

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    Olive-Cherry Bruschetta

    Tart dried cherries add delicious contrast to the savory flavors of prosciutto, olives, and goat cheese. This 104-calorie starter sprinkled with fresh chives makes a beautiful appetizer for your party.

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    Cherry-Berry Smoothies

    Loaded with Vitamin C and antioxidants from cherries and three different berries, these smoothies offer a simple and healthy cooling treat.

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    Perfect Smoothie Formula

    Watch as we show you our formula for a great smoothie!

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    Quinoa Pumpkin Seed Granola

    This simple, nutrition-packed granola makes a great snack, dessert, or breakfast when served with yogurt or milk.

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    Cherry Chicken Spirals

    The surprise cherry and honey mustard center in this chicken recipe will impress dinner guests. The panko coating adds delicious crispness without adding fat.

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    Valentine's Day Trail Mix

    Check out this twist on trail mix! The classic sweet-salty combo is still here, but dried cherries, cocoa-coated almonds, and freeze-dried raspberries make unique additions to the typical mix.

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    Almond-Tangerine Panna Cotta

    This stunning dessert takes little prep work, but don't forget to allow time to chill so the panna cotta sets up nicely. A fruity topping of pomegranate, tangerines, and cherries adds sweet flavor and beautiful color.

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    Chocolate-Cherry Bread Pudding

    Bittersweet chocolate and tart cherries in a warm bread pudding for under 200 calories? You bet! We even add an icing drizzle for ultimate decadence.

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    Cherry Surprise Crinkles

    The surprising chocolate center of the maraschino cherry-flecked cookies will wow everyone who tries them. A hint of almond extract adds further flavor dimension for an irresistible cookie.

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    Coconut, Cherry & Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

    The tart, sweet, and cinnamon combination makes a fun update of classic chocolate chip cookies. Oats, walnuts, and cherries add good-for-you ingredients to help boost fiber to 1 g per cookie.

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    Cherry-Pomegranate Chutney

    Serve this ruby-red chutney recipe with your favorite blue cheese or sharp cheddar cheese and crisp crackers, or as a sandwich spread. Using frozen cherries means you can make it any time, no matter the season.

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    Almond-Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

    Almond, chocolate, and cherry are always a fantastic flavor trio. When incorporated in a cookie with chocolate glaze, it’s downright addictive.

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    Ham with Five-Spice Cherry Sauce

    Free up your oven by cooking this ham recipe in your slow cooker. A sweet sauce of cherries and peach preserves adds yummy flavor to the salty ham.

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    Turkey Orzo with Dried Cherries and Feta Cheese

    With whole wheat orzo, turkey, veggies, dried cherries, and cheese, this recipe is a great one-dish meal.

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    Focaccia with Cherries, Fennel & Orange

    This delicate, sweet bread recipe makes a great breakfast bread, snack, or soup accompaniment. The melange of fennel, cherries, and orange creates an extra-special bread that’s easy to make.

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    Roasted Pumpkin, Arugula & Dried Cherry Salad

    A bed of peppery arugula topped with roasted pumpkin, tart cherries, and crunchy pepitas makes a wonderfully flavored side-dish salad. Customize the salad to fit your tastes by using butternut squash or sweet potatoes in place of pumpkin and your favorite leafy green instead of arugula.

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    Beef Tenderloin with Onion-Cherry Chutney

    A simple chutney of onion, cherries, sweet pepper, and apples dresses up a plain beef roast for a meal that's perfect for a special occasion.

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    Cherry Trifle Cake

    No time for dessert? Think again! Here's an easy five-ingredient recipe for an elegant, no-bake dessert topped with your choice of Rainier or Bing cherries.

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    Fresh and Light Dinner Recipes

    From salads to pastas to sandwiches, we've compiled a list of our favorite easy and light dinner recipes. We even have ideas for making steak into a light and refreshing meal! Plus, these recipes are filled with fresh ingredients, making them extra tasty and nutritious. These recipes prove that dinner doesn't have to be a covered in mounds of cheese and dripping with butter to be satisfying!
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