Cranberry Balsamic Dressing is easy to make using leftover cranberry sauce from the holidays. Adding the Taste of Old Country’s Vanilla Fig balsamic adds great flavor to this dressing!
I hope your Thanksgiving was good. Mine was good, it is short but good. What I don’t like about Thanksgiving is that I have to work the next day. So I am literally in Pa not even for 24 hours. It is about 16 hours I am there. I drive down after work on Wednesday. Then have to leave on Thursday.
Now you know why I had so much time to think. I did a lot of driving within a 24-hour span. Actually, work on Friday wasn’t bad. It usually really busy, but this year it wasn’t. Then we had a call off for Saturday, so I went into cover. The holidays are coming up and extra money is always good.
Cranberry Balsamic Dressing Recipe
Speaking of work, I actually had to stay over on Tuesday. Same thing the closer called off, so I stayed an extra 2 hours to close. Joking with my one friend, who is my workout buddy, I said how about you making my cranberry sauce. That joke turned into a discussion about cranberry sauce.
Turns out, I was the only one that makes cranberry sauce from scratch. This year I was changing up my recipe as per the request of my mom. Instead of orange juice and oranges, she asked if I can make it different. So I used dried cherries and lemon instead. Wow, it was amazing!
Anyway, my co-workers all said they just do a can of cranberries. I told them, once make homemade you won’t do canned again. Well, I guess that was enough for 2 of the 4 to actually tray and make their own cranberry sauce this year.
I gave them the basic recipe. On Friday, one co-worker came in and declared “OMG, Deanna was right! I will never buy canned cranberry sauce again! It was so easy to make and everyone loved it!” Another co-worker came in and said the same thing, that she could not believe how easy it is to make homemade cranberry sauce. So I turned two can lovers into homemade cranberry sauce lovers. All by making a joke.
So now I have leftover cranberry sauce. What can I do with it? I know Cranberry Balsamic Dressing! Inspiration comes to me at weird times when I am in the store. I wasn’t even thinking about cranberry sauce when I spotted an iceberg lettuce salad was reduced in price for a quick sale. That is when the thought of Cranberry Balsamic dressing hit me.
I said it in the Sweet Potato Stacks With Vanilla Fig Balsamic and Honey Goat Cheese that I love Taste of Old Country’s Balsamic. I had got this vanilla fig one from them. I will tell you what, this vanilla fig balsamic is AMAZING in this Cranberry Balsamic Dressing. It is a great flavor combo!
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- Sweet Potato Stacks With Vanilla Fig Balsamic: An Elegant Side Dish
- Cranberry Apple Yam Bake
- Cranberry Walnut Stuffing: Savory Side Dish For The Holidays
- 1 cup cranberry sauce
- 1/4 cup Vanilla Fig Balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
Place the cranberry sauce, vanilla fig balsamic, and mustard into a blender.
Turn the blender on, and slowly add the olive oil to it. (I use Puree or blend options)
Turn the blender off and drizzle the dressing onto your salad
Serve it up and ENJOY!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 25mg Carbohydrates: 20g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 19g Protein: 0g