Monday, July 2, 2012

Cherry Poppyseed Salad Dressing

My Michigan roots are showing! I remember picking cherries as a "young-un" - getting up high in the trees and picking until my fingers were stained bright red. Those cherries were sour Montmorency cherries, so most of them made it into the bucket. Sour cherries make a perfectly tasty dressing. However, free to use sweet cherries, too, like I did with this dressing. I used Bing cherries, but any kind of cherry will work.


1/4 cup pitted cherries
3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbs red wine vinegar
1 Tbs agave or honey
1 Tbs red jelly
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp poppy seeds

Directions: Place all ingredients in a cup and use an immersion blender to blend. This may also be made in a blender by blending all the ingredients.

Stealthy Cooking Tip: Adjust the sweetness of this dressing according to the sweetness of your cherries. Taste the dressing before adding the agave/honey or the red jelly. Add the sweeteners according to your taste. To accurately taste salad dressings, simply dip a piece of lettuce in the dressing and taste. This dressing is especially good over a green salad with cherries!

No comments: