clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Clear glass bottle showing Cranberry Vinaigrette

Cranberry Vinaigrette

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

5 from 1 review

Bold and beautiful Cranberry Vinaigrette is a quick, easy and festive way to brighten up most any holiday salad. It can be prepared with cranberry relish, chutney, sauce or even frozen cranberry cocktail!

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1/4 cup cranberry relish, chutney or sauce (can also use cranberry cocktail concentrate)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon-pear balsamic vinegar – or white balsamic vinegar
  • kosher salt, to taste


  1. In the bowl of a small food processor or blender, whirl together the cranberry, mustard, oils and vinegar. Season to taste with kosher salt.
  2. Put in a jar and let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.


Make ahead: Vinaigrette can be kept, covered, in the refrigerator for several days.

To increase tartness: If your cranberry relish is more on the sweet side, you might want to use white wine vinegar instead of the balsamic vinegar, to lessen the sweetness.

Note on color: your vinaigrette may come out lighter – or darker – in color than my photograph. It depends on the ingredients in the cranberry sauce and/or what vinegar you use. It will still be just as delicious!

  • Author: By Lee Clayton Roper
  • Category: salad dressing
  • Method: blending