Cranberry-Almond Vinaigrette

    Cranberry-Almond Vinaigrette


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    About this recipe: I got the idea for this dressing from my love for Post Cranberry and Almond Cereal - I thought it was a great flavor combination. I like this dressing over a mixed green salad, potato salad (yes, it actually works) and even grilled salmon or warm roast turkey breast and glazed ham steaks at Christmas. I really love the color of this dressing - whatever it touches looks so pretty.

    Serves: 8 

    • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon dried cranberries, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 teaspoons ground almonds
    • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 tablespoon white sugar
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Whisk together the cranberry juice, lemon juice, cranberries, shallot, parsley, almonds, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, salt, and sugar in a small bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Whisk in the vegetable oil until the dressing is thick and smooth.
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    Very easy and delicious. Great with a simple salad (I used goat cheese and toasted almonds).  -  11 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I loved it- of course, I did change some things. I used cranberry-pomegranate juice because it was what I had on hand. I eliminated the salt, used green onions from the garden instead of shallots. I also cut the sugar down to 2 tsps. I used slivered almonds which I ground just by chopping it up with a knife. I had no parsley, pepper flakes so I didn't add those. Also, I thought adding garlic might be odd- so I didn't add that, either. I used this on a very colorful salad: fresh spring greens, blueberries, strawberries, orange tomato, fresh broccoli crowns, sprinkled with sunflower seeds. I didn't use the garlic because the intended salad was fruit-heavy. Overall, it was great!  -  07 Aug 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I had a spicy cranberry vinaigrette at a wedding I attended and loved it. This was the closest recipe I could find. The first time I made it, it was so salty... I didn't like the flavor at all. After trial and error, I have come to eliminate the salt entirely and add about 3 tablespoons of sugar instead. It is amazing... seriously amazing dressing... like "lick your plate clean, cat fight over the last of it" dressing.  -  28 Jan 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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