5-Minute Sweet and Spicy Cherry Salad

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A summer favorite!

5-Minute Sweet and Spicy Cherry Salad

We love this summer salad recipe because it has a nice zing to it. The parsley is so fresh and light, and it freshens breath and is an excellent source of vitamin D. The sweet cherries make the peppery jalapeño and minced garlic pop with flavor. Toss in a little healthy olive oil and a bright splash of acidic lemon juice, and you’ve got yourself a healthy salad recipe that is delicious and 100% clean, too! And, one of the best things about this easy salad recipe is how quick it is to make.

Sweet and Spicy Cherry Salad can be served in one scoop atop of lamb, pork, duck, almost like a generous edible garnish. Or, serve it as a casual, yet elegant side with barbecue, along with some other small side salads.

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5-Minute Sweet and Spicy Cherry Salad

This salad is fresh and light with just enough zing to keep it interesting.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 pound sweet cherries pitted and halved (about 3 cups)
  • 1 jalapeno medium, finely chopped
  • 1 cucumber small, peeled and diced
  • 1 bunch parsley coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon juiced


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, and add lemon juice and olive oil. Stir well and serve. This salad will keep in the fridge for a few days, but is better served fresh.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.2g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2.5g | Sodium: 20mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 1g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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