Wednesday, June 20, 2012

cherry, pistachio and feta salad with buttermilk chive dressing

     YES, Please!!!

     As soon as I saw the Ranier Cherries, I knew I had to have them. And so, of course, I got them. 

     Summertime in Houston, Texas doesn't bring a lot to look forward too except heat and humidity. But Summer always brings in a bunch of bright, sweet and juicy bounty at the market... berries galore, and oh, oh, OH, when the Ranier Cherries arrive, you just have to smile.

     Cherries in hand, grab a couple big bunches of tender-iffic lettuce, one green leaf and one red.  Hand tear and toss some of each into a nice big dish.  Halve and pit those glorious red/gold globes, and toss them in, too. Sprinkle on a handful of roasted pistachios, and crumble on some feta, and you have yourself one be-a-u-ti-ful bowl!  

     Remember those chives you have growing in the garden?  Cut, snip and add into a creamy buttermilk/yogurt dressing, and pat yourself on the back.  You just about have perfection.  Get your fork and start eating!

buttermilk chive dressing
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup greek style yogurt
2 T canola oil mayonnaise
1 T apple cider vinegar
2 T snipped fresh chives
1 fat clove garlic, grated
dash of hot sauce
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Grab your mason jar and fill it with the ingredients. Twist on the lid and shake it all up.

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