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10 Healthy Cherry Recipes for Summer

  • Abbey's Kitchen

    Cherry and Plum Bruschetta

    Get this appetizer started by cooking down pitted dark cherries with rich red wine and caramelized onions. Then pile them high on freshly toasted or grilled baguette with sliced plum and pistachios. They'll be a huge hit at the family BBQ!

    Get the recipe: Red Wine, Cherry, and Caramelized Onion Bruschetta with Black Plums and Pistachios

  • Back to the Book Nutrition

    Homemade Cherry Limeade

    This refreshing cherry limeade tastes every bit as good as anything you'd get at a fast-food pit stop. Plus, it's made with just four all-natural ingredients, making it much healthier. All it takes is a few minutes to blend.

    Get the recipe: Homemade Cherry Limeade

  • The Healthy Maven

    Chocolate Cherry Crêpes

    Light-as-a-feather crêpes, sweet ripe cherries, and a drizzle of decadent dark chocolate make the perfect Sunday breakfast or better-for-you dessert.

    Get the recipe: Chocolate Cherry Crêpes

  • Dishing Out Health

    Citrus Mint Quinoa Salad with Cherries and Arugula

    Mix sweet dried cherries with quinoa, mandarin oranges, almonds, fresh mint, and peppery arugula for a refreshing, light, nutritious salad. This delicious vegetarian recipe is high in protein and fiber, low in fat, and packed with antioxidants to keep you glowing all summer long.

    Get the recipe: Citrus Mint Quinoa Salad with Cherries and Arugula

  • Downshiftology

    Roasted Cherry Cardamom Ice Cream

    Dairy-free yet impossibly creamy, this vegan "ice cream" is made with cashew and coconut milk. It's pretty awesome on its own, but amazing when studded with sweet cherries.

    Get the recipe: Roasted Cherry Cardamom Ice Cream

  • Healthy Aperture

    Tart Cherry Nutty Mug Cake

    For anyone who can't be trusted with shareable-size desserts lurking in the kitchen, this single-serving mug cake is your answer. Bonus: It's ready in minutes, plus it's packed with protein and lets those antioxidant-rich cherries shine.

    Get the recipe: High-Protein Tart Cherry Nutty Mug Cake

  • Almost Bananas

    Cherry Mint Spritzer

    Keep well hydrated in the summer heat with this refreshing spritzer flavored with mint and cherries. Want to make it a little more adult friendly? Try adding a few splashes of gin or vodka to the mix.

    Get the recipe: Cherry Mint Spritzer

  • Sharon Palmer

    Cherry Pistachio Coconut Crisp

    This baked crisp is loaded with sweet cherries and features a whole-grain oat crust with pistachios and coconut. The result is a decadent-tasting dessert packed with antioxidants, healthy fat, and fiber.

    Get the recipe: Cherry Pistachio Coconut Crisp

  • Tutti Dolci

    Cherry Amaretto Popsicles

    Vegan, cherry-loaded and boozy? Better make a double batch. These beauties are made with coconut milk, amaretto liqueur, and sweet bing cherries for the ultimate guilt-free adult indulgence.

    Get the recipe: Cherry Amaretto Popsicles

  • Bucket List Tummy

    No-Bake Peanut Butter Cherry Trail Mix Bites

    Packed with oats, seeds, and nuts, these little balls of nutrition deliver healthy omega-3 fats, protein, and fiber! Pop a few in a baggie and stash them in your gym bag for a quick post-workout snack.

    Get the recipe: No-Bake Peanut Butter Cherry Trail Mix Bites


Abbey Sharp, RD

Abbey Sharp is a Media Registered Dietitian (RD), national spokesperson, TV and radio personality, YouTuber, food writer and blogger, recipe developer, and the founder of Abbey's Kitchen Inc.  More →

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