Recipe: Cherry-Walnut Vinaigrette

Enjoy this cherry walnut vinaigrette with fresh Michigan greens.


  • 1/4 cup dried Michigan tart cherries
  • 1 small or medium shallot
  • 2 cloves peeled garlic
  • 3/4 cup fruit-flavored vinegar
  • 3/8 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 cups walnut oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Yield: 3 cups
Serving size: 2-tablespoons

Chop cherries, shallot and garlic in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Add fruit-flavored vinegar, orange juice and honey; puree.

With food processor on, slowly add walnut oil; mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe courtesy of Cherry Marketing Institute.