Cheery Cherry Harvest Vinaigrette

A cheerful alternative to raspberry vinaigrette using cherries! 

Recipe designed by: Sandra Venneri, BSc, PHEc of Nutrition Bites Consulting


  • 2 cups of pitted cherries (sweet or tart/sour)
  • 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar 
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1-2 tbsp of maple syrup 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) – Add another layer of flavour!

  • 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


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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