Easy Cherry Vinaigrette Recipe: This Cherry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe Is the Ultimate Summer Sauce by Chef Gigi Gaggero, Host of KSCU 103.3 FM LIVE Food Talk Radio S.F. Bay Area

Easy Cherry Vinaigrette Recipe: This Cherry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe Is the Ultimate Summer Sauce

This sweet-yet-tart cherry vinaigrette salad dressing recipe is so delicious on crisp summer salads and spectacular with grilled foods. This salad dressing thickens over time, so add a touch of warm water to reconstitute. This delicious summer sauce keeps up to a week refrigerated in an air-tight container. Enjoy the ultimate flavor of summer, cherries, in a refreshing new way!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6


  • 1 cup dark red ripe cherries, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons local organic honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1 shallot, peeled and rough chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and root trimmed
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • scant cinnamon (optional)
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Add cherries, honey, lemon juice, vinegar, shallot and garlic to blender. Process until smooth.
  2. With motor running, gradually add oil until it emulsifies. Season with salt and pepper. 

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Donna John
I will be making this salad dressing this weekend. Sounds amazing, Chef Gigi Gaggero ! I've been only using my orange Dijon salad dressing lately, but think it's time to shake it up! food: This Orange Dijon Vinaigrette Recipe Is a Refreshing Homemade Salad Dressing Option
Kelli Porcaro
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds took the words right out of my mouth! WOW, yum Chef Gigi Gaggero !!
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
We should make this for our next #30Seconds summer soiree, Kelli Schulte ! Donna John Chef Gigi Gaggero

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