I've probably made this salad more than any other over the summer - plump, juicy cherries, sweet cherry tomatoes, crisp celery and creamy avocado and freshly snipped herbs - so simple yet so tasty. The cherries at the greengrocers are still good - so make it while you can. It's a salad that can only be made in late summer - it wouldn't be proper to make it any other time.
Late Summer Market Salad
an adaptation of a recipe from Green Kitchen Stories
1 small celery head, sliced, including leaves
2 avocados, stoned, peeled and sliced
2 handfuls of cherry tomatoes, halved
2 large handfuls of cherries, halved and stoned
1 small bunch of flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked and finely chopped
Juice of ½ lemon or more to taste
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
A pinch of coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Rinse and prepare all the vegetables, fruit and herbs and place in a large serving bowl. Mix to combine. Add the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and toss to mix well. This salad will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.