To add cranberry flavor to my salad without the added sugar of the sweetened cranberries that came with the mix, I decided to make a quick and easy vinaigrette with my fresh cranberry sauce. It turned out really good. I added olive oil, onion powder, sea salt, a dash of chipotle powder and some apple cider vinegar for bite to balance the sweet-tart flavor of the cranberry sauce. I tweaked and adjusted the seasoning a little after combining the ingredients. I poured the dressing in a little glass vinaigrette shaker bottle that I bought with a Good Seasons salad dressing mix. I tossed the dressing packet and kept the bottle to make my own dressing in. I like this bottle because it has lines and marks for oil, vinegar, etc. to make different dressings as well as a tight fitting lid so you can shake it up. The cranberry vinaigrette was delicious on this salad mixture, along with the chicken. I snapped a couple photos of our easy peasy dinner and included the recipe for my easy Cranberry Vinaigrette. Enjoy!
1/4 cup fresh Cranberry Orange Sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
3 to 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, or to taste
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
Dash of ground chipotle chile powder
Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl until blended and emulsified. Taste for seasoning and adjust, to taste. Refrigerate any leftover dressing.