Special Diet Information

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

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for modified food starch in the sour cream.


"That last cherry soothes a roughness of my palate."
-Robert Browning, Poet

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This is a simple salad dressing that is really versatile. It's cool and refreshing on a hot summer day but perfect for an elegant dinner party. Make sure to look for unsweetened cherries. Not only are there added calories in sweetened fruit, it also takes away the bright tart flavor. Just a touch of maple syrup is enough.



Dried Cherry Vinaigrette

Servings: 8 | Serving size: 3 tablespoons

Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2,3.

This recipe keeps well for about 72 hours in the refrigerator.

1 cup dried bing cherries (unsweetened)
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup red wine
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
2 Tbsp reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 cup 2% milk

Place the cherries, red wine vinegar, red wine, water, salt and pepper in a small sauce pan over medium-high heat.

When the liquid begins to boil reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool for about 15 minutes. Using a stick blender or blender puree until smooth.

Add the sour cream and milk and blend well. Chill.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 3 tablespoons

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 46 Calories from Fat 7
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1g 1%
    Saturated Fat 0g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
    Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 3% Iron 1%
Vitamin K 1 mcg Potassium 113 mg
Magnesium 7 mg