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9 cherry recipes far from traditional

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Cherries are a unique fruit that can take lots of dishes to the next level. With these new recipes, you can incorporate them into your daily (or weekly) diet to bump up your cooking game a notch.

Cherry ginger smoothie

This simple recipe adds a new kick to a classic smoothie—ginger! The ginger adds a unique warm flavor to an otherwise sweet cherry smoothie.

You can find the full recipe here.

Chocolate & cherry hemp bars

Not your average breakfast bar, this treat will satisfy your sweet tooth while giving you the fuel you need for the day. What’s not to love?

You can find the full recipe here.

Chocolate cherry banana bread

A fun twist on the classic banana bread—adding chocolate and cherries! The balance of sweet and tart flavors are perfect for this summer.

You can find the full recipe here.

Grilled cherry, goat cheese and arugula pizza

Pizza lovers unite, again. This is a whole new way to make your own pizza night that we all want to try. Now.

You can find the full recipe here.

Grilled chipotle pork tenderloin with fresh cherry salsa

The combination of sweet and savory in this dish will tantalize your taste buds! This recipe is fairly easy—and oven free!

You can find the full recipe here.

Lightened-up chicken salad with bing cherries, pecans and blue cheese

The classic chicken salad sandwich with a little twist. The addition of cherries in this light dish will add the sweetness you’ve been craving!

You can find the full recipe here.

No-bake chocolate cherry cheesecake

Who doesn’t love cheesecake in cute little mason jars? Easy to whip up, everyone is sure to ask for more of these desserts!

You can find the full recipe here.

Cherry peach bruschetta with honey garlic goat cheese

Um, get in my mouth. Sweet and savory combine in the best way possible in this delicious take on bruschetta.

You can find the full recipe here.

Cherry summer kale salad with balsamic vinaigrette

Refreshing and healthy, this summer salad will fill you up with the best natural flavors. Perfect for a backyard BBQ this summer!

You can find the full recipe here.

Lauren is a part-time editorial and graphic contributor at 301 Digital Media who has a strange obsession with cats and a love for Drake that will never be reciprocated. Follow her on Instagram: @lpetermeyer