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Sweet and Savory Cranberry Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

Updated on March 23, 2011

 Making your own salad dressing at home is an inexpensive and healthy alternative to store-bought salad dressings. Sweet and Savory Cranberry and Blue Cheese Salad Dressing is my second entry in my homemade salad dressing series! If you've got a sweet tooth, you'll love this tasty dressing.

Sweet and Savory Cranberry Blue Cheese Dressing


1 can whole berry cranberry sauce

¼ cup lemon juice

1 ½ tbsp honey

2 tbsp brown sugar

6 tbsp olive oil

Blue cheese




1) Stir together the cranberry sauce, lemon juice, honey, and brown sugar till well-blended.

2) Stir in olive oil; it will take a few minutes' stirring to get the oil to mix well with the other ingredients, and if you refrigerate the leftover dressing (as you should!), you will have to stir again before serving.

3) Taste; add more brown sugar until you reach the desired sweetness.

4) Mix greens with blue cheese and other salad fixings, and then pour on the cranberry dressing!




The blue cheese is essential for bringing out the delectable flavors of this dressing, but if you don't like blue cheese you can substitute feta. I also don't recommend tomatoes with the Sweet and Savory Cranberry Blue Cheese Dressing--the flavors clash!


However, sunflower seeds or candied walnuts or pecans are good complements to this dressing; you can also use baby mandarin oranges.


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    • SaffronBlossom profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      I think feta cheese would work, because it's salty, but I don't think it would be the same! Let me know if you try it and how it is. Glad you liked it!

    • LindseySanders profile image


      8 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      I tried it and love it :)

      No big surprise since I'm a fan of bleu cheese! haha

      Now my room mate wants to try it with feta cheese... wonder how that will be?

    • SaffronBlossom profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Let me know how it goes! It's my favorite dressing; I've made my fiance so sick of it, haha. :)

    • LindseySanders profile image


      8 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      Great recipe idea, I'm going to make this with dinner tonight =)


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