A cheerful alternative to raspberry vinaigrette using cherries!
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
Chop by hand or use a food processor/blender to blend cherries to a pulp. Set aside.
Place the rest of ingredients in order as they appear into a salad dressing cruet or container. (A funnel helps.)
Add blended cherries into cruet.
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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