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Picture it: a sun-dappled kitchen counter, an open window, a cool breeze and a bowl full of ripe, sweet cherries waiting to be eaten. Summer means cherry season, and here are 21 recipes that let the stone fruit shine.

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Cherry Caprese Salad with Toasted Almonds and Smoked Sea Salt

A tart twist on a classic.

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Rosemary Cherry Balsamic Roasted Chicken

Only one skillet means more time spent eating and less time cleaning.

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Balsamic Grilled Cherry, Blueberry, Goat Cheese and Candied Hazelnut Salad

PureWow Coterie member Maria Lichty knows that topping a bed of greens with fruit is always a good idea.

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Summer Fruit Salsa and Pesto Hummus

This red-fruit topping is an inventive way to jazz up your favorite dip.

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Cherry Clafoutis

This French baked custard is the perfect end to an alfresco dinner.

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Cherry Panzanella Salad

Cherries were made for the savory side: This herby, green salad is proof.

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Grilled Cherry, Goat Cheese and Arugula Pizza

Cherries on pizza? Yeah, we went there.

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Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Cherries

Reap the benefits of this antioxidant-rich salad, courtesy of Coterie member Monique Volz.

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Tres Leches Bread Pudding with Cherries

Don’t mind if we do…

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Grilled Salmon Tacos with Fresh Cherry-Chipotle Salsa

Sweet meets spicy meets…our mouth.

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Slow-Cooker Cherry Cobbler

When the forecast says 90, who wants to turn on an oven? Luckily, you don’t have to.

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Sticky Cherry Ginger Pork Ribs

Fire up the grill.

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Roasted Salmon with Rosé Cherry Sauce

Use a mineral-forward rosé to offset the naturally sweet cherries.

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Rainier Cherry Almond Tart

Almond and cherries are a match made in farmers market heaven (and these Rainier beauties are a rare treat).

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Rainier Cherry Ice Cream

If you’re feeling ambitious…

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Cherry Hand Pies

How to improve on a classic? Make it pretty and portable.

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Kale Salad with Cherries, Pistachios and Grilled Flank Steak

Juicy steak, sweet cherries, can’t lose.

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Chipotle Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Cherry Salsa

Lime, chipotle and cherries are a grilling dream team.

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Chicken with Cherry-Wine Pan Sauce

Elevate your favorite protein with an easy, elegant pan sauce.

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Easy Cherry Skillet Cake

If it’s in a skillet, we’ll eat it.

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