Cranberry Vinaigrette (Using Cranberry Sauce)

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Do you need an idea for using up your leftover cranberry sauce? That’s easy– just turn it into a delicious cranberry vinaigrette!

Every year, I make a huge batch of Raw Cranberry Relish, and there are no unwanted leftovers. But I often do want to make some cooked cranberry sauce too, and then I need to use up the rest afterwards. This stunning salad dressing takes five minutes to whip up.

Bottle of Cranberry Vinaigrette Dressin with Green Salad

It will be perfect for dressing salads, and particularly good if those salads include leftover turkey! Cranberry vinaigrette dressing gets bonus points for being such a gorgeous color, which feels super festive. It’s creamy, tangy and a little sweet– just perfect when you’re not quite done enjoying holiday flavors.


Cranberry Vinaigrette

Bottle of Cranberry Vinaigrette Dressin with Green Salad

Looking for a great way to use up that cranberry sauce after Thanksgiving? This cranberry vinaigrette is perfect! It’s quick and easy to make, delicious, and beautiful.

  • Author: ariana
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: condiments
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 cup Cranberry Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar, Champagne Vinegar, or Sherry Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon mustard (dijon or stone ground are great)


Just put everything in the blender and blend until smooth! Taste and adjust to your taste– does it need a little more salt, mustard, or vinegar?

Store in a glass bottle. It should last a week or so in the fridge.


Keywords: cranberry, cranberry sauce, thanksgiving, dressing, vinaigrette

Cranberry Salad Dressing being poured over green salad.

What are your favorite ways to use Thanksgiving leftovers? I’d love to hear them!

Need some more ideas for using up leftover cranberry sauce? Here you go!

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One Response to Cranberry Vinaigrette (Using Cranberry Sauce)

  1. Albertina Geller March 20, 2020 at 9:32 am #

    Great recipie. Thank you so much!!

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