Spelt salad with cherries | funfoodandtravels.com

Cherry season has started!

In case you missed it: it is cherry season here and boy do I love those beautiful shiny red fruits. In fact I cannot resist them at all. I have to have them when I’m at a market or a supermarket and I see them. But since I am trying to lose weight I have to think of creative ways to use these cherries. My natural instinct (is there such a thing when it comes to food I wonder?) is to bake with them or make sweet and delicious stuff. But those also tend to contain sugar or an equivalent of sugar, so off limits at the moment.

Spelt salad with cherries | funfoodandtravels.com

Technically I know that cherries are still sweet and therefore risky if you’re trying to get of the sugar but well, like I said: I couldn’t resist.

So instead of baking I made this delicious salad with spelt and cherries. I have once before made a salad with cherries which I will share with you later. But this one was delicious too. The sweetness of the cherries and the oranges goes oddly well with the asparagus.

Yes I know asparagus season is over but you can always get the green ones and truth be told: I do prefer those above the white ones. Just better in general I think.

Want to have something else with cherries? Try this delicious cake!


Summer spelt salad with cherries

Spelt salad with cherries | funfoodandtravels.com
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  • Yield: 2 people
  • Category: Salads


  • 125 gram spelt
  • 150 gram cherries stones removed
  • 2 oranges
  • 150 gram asparagus, tips, cut into smaller pieces if needed
  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbso pomegranate vinegar
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Cook the spelt according to package instructions, drain and leave to cool.
  2. Peel the oranges very thickly so you remove both peel plus the white membranes. Cut into slices.
  3. Cook the asparagus tips for about 5 minutes in a bit of salted water, drain and cool.
  4. Mix cherries, spelt, oranges and asparagus together.
  5. Make the dressing by combining the ingredients and mix with the salad


If you cannot find pomegranate vinegar use another fruit based sweet vinegar