May 28, 2014

Cherry Walnut Salad

Cherry Walnut Salad - The Sunday Table (2 of 3)

I spent the weekend welcoming and embracing the idea of summer with both arms. A day on the water kayaking between tall trees and rocky beaches. An evening spent barbecuing with friends and eating frozen desserts from our youth. An afternoon swimming and reading at the lake. I’m so ready to spend all of my weekends this way. In fact, I’ve compiled quite a list of things I hope to do this summer. From the adventurous (hot air ballooning, surfing, backpacking, hot springs), to destination (Yosemite, Vancouver, Seattle, Santa Barbara, Big Basin), to the everyday (hula hooping, drive-in movies, baseball games, bike rides). I look forward to filling up on berries, stone fruit and melons. To feeling the warm breeze, soaking in the sun, and spending more time outside than inside. To driving with the windows down and cranking up the music. I’m coining this the summer of powerful lady jams so be on the lookout for strong women and empowering lyrics on the sidebar. But most of all I’m ready for the sense of refresh and renewal that summer brings. A certain lightness fills the air and suddenly all of the tribulations of life seem to melt away. Here’s to summer starting a few weeks early, not a minute too soon.

Cherry Walnut Salad - The Sunday Table (1 of 3)

Cherry Walnut Salad

Prep Time

5 min

Cook Time

5 min



A simple summer salad featuring a cherry walnut vinaigrette.




  1. Rinse and dry the greens then place in a large bowl.
  2. Gently toast the walnuts in a small pan over medium-high heat. Add to greens
  3. Toss in sliced radishes and cherries.
  4. Mash cherries, then add vinegar, oils, salt and pepper and shake to mix.
  5. Toss salad with dressing and serve.


2 cups
2 cups
baby spinach
1/3 cup
walnuts, toasted
radishes, sliced thin
1 handful
of cherries, pitted and diced
¼ cup
cherries, pitted and mashed
1 tbs
apple cider vinegar
2 tbs
extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs
walnut oil
¼ tsp
¼ tsp
black pepper


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Hurrah for summer! Love the flavours in this salad, such a nice combination of tart and bitter and fresh.

May 28, 2014 at 3:22 am


Thanks Kathryn!

May 28, 2014 at 10:22 am

Jane R.

Hi Grace! I love your blog and all your recipes. You inspire me to try new healthy foods. You have a talent for writing, cooking and sharing with others. I always love getting your new posts! Keep up the good work! I can't wait to make this salad. Jane Roan ( Brad' s) mom

May 28, 2014 at 5:28 pm


Thank you Jane, that is so kind!!

May 29, 2014 at 12:28 am