Toss salad ingredients in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, combine the dressing ingredients. Taste and adjust flavors. If too tart, add more maple syrup. If too sweet, add more lemon juice.
Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently.
Serve chilled or at room temperature. Best eaten the same day but could be refrigerated to be eaten the next day.
Notes: You could use other fruits that are in season. In the summer, consider peaches or nectarines with strawberries and blueberries. In place of the dried cherries, you could use dried raisins or currents.