Last summer one of my neighbors brought me back a batch of beautiful Michigan cherries. Having made this flavored vinegar earlier this year, I decided to use a few to make cherry vinegar. What a beautiful color. Fruit flavored vinegar is easy to make. I combined the cherries and balsamic vinegar and let them sit in the fridge for a few weeks.
I've gotten into the habit (a good habit) of making homemade salad dressing. I made a simple vinaigrette with this cherry vinegar. I chose a simple recipe so the cherry vinegar could be the star. It's so hard to get a good picture of dressing! :-)
Combine 3 parts of your favorite oil with 1 part of flavored vinegar. Add shallots and some dried herbs. I make this a few hours before dinner so the flavors have a chance to develop.