Healthy Cherry Recipes

Cherry Trifle Cake
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.

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.

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.

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.

Cherry-Berry Smoothies

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

Watch our so-simple formula for how to make a smoothie. We break down the four ingredients you need for tasty smoothies (hint: ice isn’t one of them).

Perfect Smoothie Formula

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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