Leftover Cranberry Salad Dressing


I love finding new ways to dress up my leftovers.

salad with lefotever cranberry dressing on top

Take this salad dressing, for example. It’s made with a simple mix of leftover cranberry sauce, vinegar and olive oil, and it transforms an ordinary salad into a delicious treat.

Use this dressing over a bed of mixed greens, topped with your favorite leftover veggies and sliced turkey for an easy post-Thanksgiving meal. No need to turn on the oven! It will feature all of the holiday flavors you love, with a healthy dose of nutrients, to boot!

Leftover Cranberry Salad Dressing
makes 1 cup

Ingredients:

1/2 cup leftover cranberry sauce
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (or vinegar of choice)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup water

Directions:

Combine all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend until smooth. Adjust the amount of vinegar to taste, if necessary, and chill for 30 minutes before serving.

plate of salad with leftover cranberry dressing on top

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Leftover Cranberry Salad Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Made with a simple mix of leftover cranberry sauce, vinegar and olive oil, this dressing transforms an ordinary salad into a delicious treat.

Course: Salad
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 487 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup leftover cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (or vinegar of choice)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend until smooth.
  2. Adjust the amount of vinegar to taste, if necessary, and chill for 30 minutes before serving.

Enjoy!

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Comments

Rande McDaniel @ The Vegetable Centric Kitchen

Oh I bet this is amazing, I made your cranberry sauce and loved it!

kaity @ kaityscooking

yummm i been having cranberry sauce ontop of my salads! I like to make a shepards pie with any leftovers and have that for the week, and ofcoarse crumble some pie over my oatmeal in the mornings ;-)!

The Delicate Place (@misathemeb)

i made a turkey hash with some leftover pumpkin puree, onions and roasted veggies. my husband made a white bean & pepper turkey stew with the dark meat and it’s so delicious! i love reinvented food and i absolutely hate wasting so i use it all! i even boil the carcass to make turkey stock 🙂

Leah

I am so glad you posted this recipe!! Only 1/2 of my family liked the sauce but EVERYONE loved this dressing!!! Thanks for the post, I was so happy to use the leftovers!!

mobygrape

My problem is, we’ve already eaten our cranberry sauce. I guess we’ll just have to make another batch. Simply so we can have some leftovers to make this beautiful dressing.

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