Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"There are four unbroken rules when it comes to Thanksgiving: there must be turkey and dressing, cranberries, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie."
-John Hadamuscin, Chef

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is a great salad dressing for your holiday table. I love cranberry sauce but sometimes you want a little something different. (Something that doesn't have lines from the can on the edges of the cranberry sauce.) This is a light dressing with a lot of great cranberry flavor. The olive oil really complements the cranberries and brings out the fruity flavor and aromas.

Dry Those Salad Greens

Make sure that your salad greens are dry, dry, dry before tossing the dressing with the them. If they are damp the dressing won’t stick as well and you will have to use more. Usually 2 tablespoons of a well made dressing (one that is well emulsified) is enough if the greens are dry. A salad spinner is the key to drying lettuce and a must have in any kitchen.


Cranberry Vinaigrette

Servings = 8 | Serving size =about 3 tablespoons

Cooking Time = 45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.

This recipe keeps well for about 4 days in the refrigerator.

1 cup dried sweetened cranberries
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup white wine
1/8 tsp dried tarragon
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Place the cranberries, water, white wine vinegar, white wine, tarragon, salt and pepper in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Cover and when the mixture begins to boil, reduce the heat to a simmer.

Simmer for about 30 minutes until most of the liquid has reduced.

Let cool and then blend until smooth. Add the olive oil and whisk until smooth. Chill.

Prior to serving, if the dressing is too thick, add cold water 1 tablespoon at a time to thin.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 3 tablespoons

Servings = 8


Amount Per Serving

Calories 83 Calories from Fat 21
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
    Saturated Fat 0g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
    Sugars 10g  
Protein 0g  
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
Vitamin K 3 mcg Potassium 12 mg
Magnesium 2 mg