This Cherry Vinaigrette Recipe Is the Perfect Way to Celebrate Summer by Gigi Gaggero

This Cherry Vinaigrette Recipe Is the Perfect Way to Celebrate Summer

This sweet-yet-tart cherry vinaigrette is so delicious on crisp summer salads and spectacular with grilled foods. The dressing thickens over time, so add a touch of warm water to reconstitute. Keep up to a week refrigerated in an air-tight container.

You’ll need:

  • 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. 
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: Orange Dijon Vinaigrette 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 A. Schmitz 30Seconds
We should make this for our next #30Seconds summer soiree, Kelli Schulte ! Donna John Chef Gigi Gaggero

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