Content written by: Hungry Hobby
Packed with succulent ripe, juicy cherries, these dazzling, healthy cherry recipes are a must-try for this summer and beyond!
If you’ve been following along this year, you know I’ve published several produce guides for each month of the year to help educate myself about what is in season in my region when. That’s why I’m so excited about partnering with my friends at Chelan Fresh this summer for the cherry season!
I’ve got a series of fun new recipes and the latest research about the health benefits of cherries, including coming to you this summer, starting with this fun recipe round-up to kick of the summer!
Chelan Fresh cherries are grown in Central Washington, where clean rivers, gentle mountain slopes, warm summer days, and cooler nights make for perfect conditions to create the sweet flavor of this favorite summer fruit. I spent many summers visiting my Grandpa in Washington, and I can personally attest to the unbelievable succulent sweet flavor that pops in your mouth that make Washington cherries the best. Chelan Fresh cherries are grown by 3rd and 4th generation family farmers who are passionate about the fruit, the land, and the legacy they leave behind.
More to come about Chelan Fresh cherries and the health benefits they provide (like better exercise recovery, pain relief, and getting better sleep) in the next couple of months, but for now, take a scroll and try out one of these delicious recipes packed with juicy cherries from Hungry Hobby and some of my Dietitian blogger friends!
Crushed Cherry Margaritas
This cocktail is for pulp lovers only because it uses the whole cherry and not just the juice. The perfect summer cocktail, or anytime you want a fruity margarita!
Cherry & Lime Slushie Recipe
Northwest cherry season is here! Celebrate this special time of year with this Cherry and Lime Slushie recipe from The Produce Moms®. It’s a refreshing combination of sweet cherries, lime juice, mint, honey, and sparkling water.
Lavender Cherry Overnight Oats
Try this delicious recipe for Lavender Cherry Overnight Oats from Delish Knowledge as a great way to enjoy oats cold.
Healthy Cherry Cheesecake Protein Smoothie Bowl
This fresh cherry cheesecake smoothie bowl is the perfect refreshing summer treat! I always say the best cake flavors make the best smoothie bowls.
Cherry Cardamom Bircher Muesli
This Cherry Cardamom Bircher Muesli from Nutrition Stripped is the perfect summer breakfast and even dessert. It’s raw- no fuss with cooking- easy to digest, tastes amazing, contains fiber, protein, and packed with antioxidants from the cherries.
Berry Cherry Overnight Oats
This berry cherry overnight oats recipe from Street Smart Nutrition is sure to give you lasting energy, and a smile when you bite into the flavors of the season!
Cherry Chopped Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing
This Cherry Chopped Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing from Dishing Out Health is the perfect make-ahead summertime salad. Brussels sprouts, radicchio, quinoa, fresh cherries, and goat cheese create a vegetarian, protein-rich lunch or side dish.
Cherry Almond Grilled Chicken Salad
This cherry almond grilled chicken salad from Lively Table is a light and healthy meal you can enjoy all summer long!
Sweet Corn and Cherry Arugula Salad
Juicy and sweet, cherries are a perfect addition to this Sweet Corn and Cherry Arugula Salad. Add a little feta and some balsamic, and you got yourself a great summer salad. Recipe by It’s a Veg World After All.
Nectarine, Cherry & Almond Spinach Salad
This easy dish from Cait’s Plate is simple, satisfying and full of fresh summer flavor. It makes for a great mid-day meal, light dinner or packed lunch!
Cherry Chocolate Coconut Milk Chia Pudding
This Cherry Chocolate Coconut Milk Chia Pudding recipe from Bucket List Tummy is a great way to use those summer cherries. Great as a breakfast, snack or dessert, this coconut chia seed pudding recipe with cherries and chocolate is an easy vegan dessert. Add whipped cream if you’d like!
Cherry Greek Yogurt Homemade Popsicles
These Cherry Greek Yogurt Homemade Popsicles are a healthy anytime snack, dessert, or even breakfast!
Cherry Chocolate Chunk Frozen Yogurt
This easy Cherry Chocolate Chunk Frozen Yogurt from Lively Table only uses 4 ingredients and requires no churning! It’s a delicious high protein, lower sugar dessert anyone can enjoy!
Fresh Cherry Blondies
For a delicious take on an old classic try putting ripe, succulent cherries into these Fresh Cherry Blondies from Farm Girl Chef!
Cherry, Cheese and Wine Pairing
Wondering what cheese and wine pairings go best with sweet red cherries? Check out this post at ChelanFresh.com!