Creamy Cranberry Dressing

This super tart Creamy Cranberry Dressing recipe is the perfect gluten-free addition to any fall meal, and is ideal for Thanksgiving.  Cranberries are a superfood, rich in antioxidants.  I like to sprinkle fresh cranberries on my salad when I use this dressing.  Because they are so mouth-puckering and tangy, I spare my husband and children, by using fruit sweetened, dried cranberries as a garnish on their salads, rather than the fresh ones.

I found this recipe in an old Sunset magazine and adapted it, replacing white sugar and some of the other ingredients with ones that I prefer.  I hope you enjoy this gluten free salad dressing; it’s autumn in a condiment.

Creamy Cranberry Dressing

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  • In a vitamix blend cranberries, stevia, orange juice, lemon juice, and agave until smooth
  • Blend in the thyme, mustard and salt, then drizzle in olive oil while motor is still running
  • Serve over mixed greens
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
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40 responses to “Creamy Cranberry Dressing”

  1. Oh my goodness! This looks so good and your pumpkin pie ice cream looks to die for! I am so excited about you giving away a vitamix!!! I have really been wanting one for a long time, but out where I live NO ONE seems to agree with me how awesome and worthy this product is! I don’t have the money to buy one, but maybe I can win one! I would use this thing at least twice a day! The first thing I would make would prob be your pumpkin pie ice cream!!! Yum! :) Thanks for posting this and giving away a vitamix!

  2. Oh wow-I was just wondering what to do with the beautiful package of cranberries that I’ve been staring at in my fridge for over a week! This dressing looks amazing, I want to go make it right now!

  3. So excited to try this! I love fruit-made dressings…such a cool concept! And a vita-mix giveaway?? Awesome! Not long ago, we purchased a vita-mix and it has been a lifesaver for me for breakfasts! I make smoothies all the time, and for dessert sometimes fruit puree ice creams. Thank you so much Elana for introducing us to it! It’s incredible! It’s definitely my favorite kitchen appliance now!

  4. This is exciting. I make a dressing with cranberry honey mustard but they changed the formula and are using eww corn syrup so I am experimenting to replicate it. Yours sounds wonderful beyond. I put dried cranberries in everything so you have made me very happy.
    Thank you.

  5. This looks great! My dad makes a fresh cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving by cooking cranberries with OJ and stevia, so I think my family would really like this dressing as well!

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