Introduction: Cranberry Apple Salad Dressing

About: I want to stir things up in the kitchen and get creative with what I cook. I'm not a professional, just a college student with a passion for cooking.

I recently discovered just how simple it is to make your own salad dressing. It basically comes down to flavor: balancing out sweet, sour, salty, and peppery. If these four things are well-balanced, a dressing has been made! Yes, it's THAT easy. For this dressing, I basically just threw together some ingredients that I had in my pantry, and it was delicious!

Step 1: Ingredients

  • 2 tbs. Apple Cider
  • 1/2 tbs. Lime or Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbs. Honey
  • 2 tbs. Fresh Cranberries
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Pepper


All of these ingredients are "to taste" meaning that it isn't necessary to follow the recipe exactly. I recommend starting with the amounts I have listed, then dipping in a piece of lettuce to see if it's to your liking. From there, you can add whatever more of the flavors you want to get the dressing to your liking.

Step 2: Blend

Add all of the ingredients, except the oil, into the blender/food processor. Blend until the cranberries have been pulverized into juice.

Step 3: Add the Oil

With the blender/food processor on a medium-low setting, slowly add in the oil. Continue to blend until the oil has emulsified with the other ingredients.

Step 4: Serve & Enjoy!