Cheery Cherry Harvest Vinaigrette

A cheerful alternative to raspberry vinaigrette using cherries!


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of pitted cherries

  • 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar

  • 1/4 cup of canola oil

  • 1-2 tbsp of maple syrup, honey or ice wine (preferably red!)

  • 1/4 tsp of salt (optional, to taste)

  • 1/4 tsp of ground pepper (optional, to taste)

Variations (Use one or a combination of them):

  • Herb: 1 tsp of fresh chopped parsley or cilantro/coriander

  • Ginger: 1 tsp of ginger root, peeled and chopped finely

  • Citrus: Add 1 tsp of orange, lemon or lime juice to add another layer of flavour

Directions:

  1. Chop by hand or use a food processor/blender to blend cherries to a pulp. Set aside.

  2. Place the rest of ingredients in order as they appear into a salad dressing cruet or container. (A funnel helps.)

  3. Add blended cherries into cruet.

  4. Shake and serve. Refrigerate any extra dressing for up to 7 days.

Servings Per Recipe: 1 cup of dressing or 16 servings of 1 tbsp (15mL) each.

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