Bing Cherries with Rosemary, Balsamic, Olive Oil and Orange Zest is a really different tapas recipe. It is simple to make and your friends will truly be impressed! They are best served at room temperature along side a glass of wine or a cocktail.

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  • Course Small Bites
  • Cuisine Spanish
  • Keyword All-Seasons, Backyard Party, Different, Do-Ahead, For Foodies, Patio Party
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
6 people 10 minutes 2 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
60minutes 1 hr and 12 min
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
6 people 10 minutes 2 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
60minutes 1 hr and 12 min
Degree of Difficulty
Easy
Ingredients
  • 15-20 bing cherries all pitted
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary stripped from stalk and left whole
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme stripped from stalks, or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 orange juice and zest
  • 3-4 tbspn very fine olive oil or enough to nearly cover the olives
  • 2 tbspn balsamic vinegar
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
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Instructions
  1. Gather all ingredients before starting recipe
  2. Defrost and drain bing cherries (if using) and set aside until ready to combine with dressing. Otherwise, pit fresh cherries.
  3. Strip 2 stems of rosemary and thyme and add to medium mixing bowl.
  4. Zest and juice one whole orange and add, with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar, to the bowl with herbs and cherries. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Combine well and heat in a microwave safe dish on high for 1 minute.
  5. Cover and leave at room temperature for one hour, and up to 5 hours, mixing occasionally to blend the flavors

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