This Cranberry Vinaigrette is so easy to make and is so delicious, you will want to put this on every salad!
I was really trying to get this recipe up before Thanksgiving, but it just didn’t happen.
I was on holiday all last week on a cruise ship with very spotty wifi. My goal was to try and finish this post while on vacation. I know you’re probably thinking, who works on vacation? I do. Yep. But the way I see it, is that if you’re doing what you love then it’s not actually work. 🙂
I guess being on a cruise ship with slow wifi was good for me though. It gave me a chance to actually put down my laptop and fully relax.
What I did do while on vacay was take a ton of pictures, so within the coming weeks I’ll be busy editing and getting my travel posts out. If you’re not familiar with this, I also give travel tips, etc. on the places I’ve visited. You can check out past ones ——> Here.
Alrighty, let’s get back to this recipe!
I love this time of year because I can get fresh Cranberries in the store easily.
This Cranberry Vinaigrette can be made anytime, so it’s not just for Thanksgiving. I actually used it on this Leftover Turkey Quinoa Salad. But really you could use this on almost any salad.
The easiest way to make this is with a Food Processor, or a high speed blender.
Just add in fresh Cranberries, Shallot, Sage Leaves, EVOO, Red Wine Vinegar, Lime Juice, Honey, Sea Salt, and Pepper.
Blend for 30 seconds or so, and it’s done!
You now have a nice fresh homemade healthy salad dressing!
I love making my own dressings, because:
A) It’s more cost effective.
B) It’s so much healthier and you know every ingredient that goes into it.
C) You can create unique combos like this one that you normally can’t find in the grocery store.
Whenever I make salad dressing, I like to store them in little mason jars.
This may sound funny, but I bought ones that were made for baby food.
I have found that this size is perfect for storing my dressings in the fridge and they don’t take up a lot of room.
You can find these at Target or even online at Amazon.
If you try this let me know what your favorite salad to use this on is! I love hearing what you all come up with!
- ½ cup fresh Cranberries rinsed
- 1 Shallot
- 2 Sage Leaves
- ½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Tbs Red Wine Vinegar
- 1 Tbs Lime Juice (1 Lime)
- 1 Tbs Honey
- ¼ tsp ground Sea Salt
- ¼ tsp ground Black Pepper
- Add all ingredients to a Food Processor or high speed blender.
- Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.
- Top onto your favorite salad.
- Makes about 1½ cups.