Authentic Michigan Cherry Salad Recipe
The “Michigan Salad” or “Michigan Cherry Salad” can be found at restaurants all around Northern Michigan, and the Metro Detroit area is and is one salad recipe you will love to have for your summer events. The star of the show are the cherries, as Michigan is the nation’s leading producer of several types of cherries and is home to the National Cherry Festival.
Michigan Cherry Salad
While we state here that this is the “Authentic” recipe, there is no specific place of origin or birthplace of the salad. However, the recipe is a unique combination of several components that are necessary to make it an authentic representation of the dish:
Michigan Salad /
Our Authentic Michigan Cherry Salad Recipe Ingredients:
Raspberry Vinaigrette for Michigan Cherry Salad:
Note: if you want to really do this from scratch, try this method for making Homemade Raspberry Vinegar!
Authentic Michigan Cherry Salad Preparation:
First, get yourself a very large wooden salad bowl, like the Dansk Wood Classics 16-Inch Round Salad Bowl. These make great gifts, but also investing in a proper wooden bowl for salad prep will make the salad prep an event, and with a quality one, it is something you can pass down to other family members. We leave ours out, and it is sort of a pleasant reminder to make more salads! Anyway, don’t worry about restaurant style prep, this salad is meant to be mixed. Put everything in the bowl and start mixing.
For the dressing, this is the exact same method. Place everything in the blender or food processor and zap until smooth.
Dried cherries and either Gorgonzola or Blue Cheese, in crumbled form.
Sliced red onion, Granny Smith apples – matchsticked, mandarin orange slices (canned) and grape tomatoes, halved.
Yes, pecans or walnuts.
A vinaigrette, particularly the raspberry variety.