Cranberry Vinaigrette

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This vinaigrette can be made several days in advance and refrigerated until ready to use.

 Makes about 1¼ cups vinaigrette

¼ cup cranberry juice
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 shallot, minced
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives or fresh parsley
½ cup dried cranberries or dried cherries
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Combine the cranberry juice, vinegar, and shallot in a bowl. Slowly add the olive oil and whisk until all the oil is incorporated. Mix in the chives and cranberries; season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to use.