5-Minute Sweet and Spicy Cherry Salad

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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.


5-Minute Sweet and Spicy Cherry Salad

5-Minute Sweet and Spicy Cherry Salad

Yields: 6 servings | Serving size: 1 cup| Calories: 116 | Total Fat: 2.5 gm | Saturated Fats: 0 | Trans Fats: 0 gm | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 20 mg | Carbohydrates: 23.2 gm | Dietary fiber: 1.1 gm | Sugars: 1 gm | Protein: .8 gm| SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3


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


  1. 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.

Looking for other summer fruit salad recipes? Try our:

Strawberry and Avocado Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing
Skinny Fruit and Yogurt Salad
Watermelon, Tomato, and Feta Salad

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2 Comments on "5-Minute Sweet and Spicy Cherry Salad"

  1. Emily  July 10, 2013

    Definitely need to try this. Yummy!

  2. Erin K.  July 10, 2013

    Looks fabulous!! Will try this weekend! 🙂


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