Cherry Walnut Vinaigrette

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Menu Part: Sauce
Cuisine Type: American
Serves: 3

Dried cherries and walnuts are the headliners in this vinaigrette. Sweet and tangy flavors make it a good dressing for a simple salad of greens and pine nuts.

Ingredients

1/4 cup dried tart cherries
1 small or med. shallot
2 garlic cloves, peeled
3/4 cup fruit-flavored vinegar
3/8 cup orange juice
3 tbsp. honey
1 1/2 cups walnut oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Assorted salad greens
Toasted pine nuts

Steps

1. Combine cherries, shallot, and garlic in food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Add vinegar, orange juice, and honey; puree.

2. With food processor running, slowly add walnut oil; mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Toss vinaigrette with greens and pine nuts.