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Salad in white bowl topped with goat cheese, walnuts and red Cherry Vinaigrette. Beside salad bowl is a small portion of Cherry Vinaigrette in a small white pourable bowl.

Homemade Cherry Vinaigrette

Abina Chandrakumar, Dietetic Student
This cherry vinaigrette dressing simply requires a few ingredients and a blender. On top of its easy preparation, it is highly nutritious, deliciously sweet, and a sight for sore eyes!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 147 kcal


  • 1 Saucepan
  • 1 Blender


  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp honey
  • ½ cup avocado oil


  • Place frozen cherries in a small saucepan, turn on the stove and cook over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes (or until cherries soften and juices start to release), stir occasionally.
  • Let cherries cool for at least 15 minutes.
  • Once cherries cool, place the cooked cherries, apple cider vinegar, 1½ tbsp sesame seeds, black pepper, and honey in a blender.
  • Blend until you achieve a smooth and uniform product.
  • Now, while the blender is still running, slowly add the oil and process for another minute.
  • It’s almost ready! Pour vinaigrette into a jar/air-tight container.
  • Optional: Mix in ½ tbsp whole sesame seeds and give it a good stir.
  • Store vinaigrette in the refrigerator.



Calories: 147kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 0.5gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 53mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 12IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword cherry, heart healthy, salad, salad dressing, Vinaigrette
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