Cheery Cherry Harvest Vinaigrette

Cheery Cherry Harvest Vinaigrette

Developed by Sandra Venneri of Nutrition Bites Consulting

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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


  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.

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

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Used with permission in Niagara This Week article about 20 Valley Harvest.

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