Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Posted per a request. Traverse City Salad (featuring dried cherries)is served by many Michigan restaurants - each with their own variation. This one is my version for one very healthy salad. Note: The Traverse City area, in northern lower Michigan is known as a major cherry growing area.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • 1 slice red onion, chopped or separated into rings (or to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons dried cherries (or to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons pecans or 3 tablespoons walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 6 grape tomatoes or 1 small tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese, crumbled (or to taste)
  • 4 ounces turkey (optional) or 4 ounces chargrilled chicken, cut into strips (optional)
  • raspberry vinaigrette dressing (bottled)


  1. Place the mixed greens in a bowl or dish.
  2. Sprinkle/place remaining ingredients over the greens.
  3. Serve with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing.
Most Helpful

5 5

Kris, Thanks For this beautiful and delicious salad.We had this with,(believe it or not) Spaghetti and meatballs, and Italian Bread with olive oil and asiago cheese. I loved the crunch,and it really went well with our meal.Thanks again, Darlene Summers

5 5

I made a similar recipe for Xmas eve dinner this past Xmas and after reading the ingredients on this one I will switch to using it. I too am from Michigan and have had this type of salad on many occasions. Great recipe Kris, can't wait to make it!

5 5

I thought this was outstanding! I didn't have the dried cherries or optional meat, but used pecans instead of walnuts. I packed the leftovers in my lunch the next day and plan on making this strictly for my lunch in the future (DH is not a fan of vinaigrette dressings nor salads with nuts and fruit - but I AM!). Great salad! Thanks for sharing.