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Cherry Vinaigrette

Cherry Vinaigrette

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  • Yield: About 1-1/2 cups
  • Start to Finish 25 mins

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This tangy, thick, cherry-colored dressing tastes great on most any tossed salads. It's nice on fresh fruit, too.


  • 1 1/2 cups frozen unsweetened pitted tart red cherries
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1 large shallot, quartered
  • 1 clove garlic, halved
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt or salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup salad oil


  1. In a small saucepan, heat frozen cherries, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until cherries and their juices are reduced to 1/2 cup, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a food processor or blender, combine cooked cherries, vinegar, dried cherries, shallot, garlic, honey, Dijon-style mustard, dry mustard, salt and black pepper. Cover and process or blend until smooth. With the processor or blender running, add the oil in a thin, steady stream and process for 1 to 2 minutes or until the mixture thickens. Cover and chill for up to 1 week. Use as salad dressing over tossed salads. Makes about 1-1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts

(Cherry Vinaigrette )

Fat, total (g) 2, carb. (g) 5, sodium (mg) 18, cal. (kcal) 38

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