Raspberry Vinaigrette is a delicious, fruity dressing! This fresh & flavorful condiment is great for all your favorite green and veggie salads.
Our recipe is better than even the best store bought raspberry vinaigrette. For another tasty homemade salad dressing, try our Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing or some Copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing!
I’ve recently fallen in love with this easy vinaigrette recipe that uses one of my favorite berries: raspberries! All I need is a short list of ingredients and my favorite food processor to make this simple and delicious salad dressing. This Raspberry Vinaigrette is certain to work and taste wonderful on a wide range of salads. Whether you’re putting it over some fresh greens or your favorite broccoli salads, you’ll love this dressing!
If you’re looking for the best salad to try this vinaigrette on, you’ll want to try this simple berry salad we whipped up for the pictures here! Mix together some raspberries, blueberries, your favorite mix of greens, and a bit of parmesan and you’ll have a delightful and easy salad. Trust us, things only get better when you add this vinaigrette!
Loved this vinaigrette recipe? Here are a few salad recipes to try next!
Our Cucumber Tomato Salad is bright, fresh, and easy to make with fresh garden vegetables. Great as a make-ahead salad! All of these fresh ingredients make this bright salad great for the spring or summer months.
Another standby recipe in our house is Creamy Broccoli Salad. This easy homemade salad sees broccoli mixed with plenty of delicious toppings and mix-ins! Bacon, cheese, mayo- yum!
You just have to make our Strawberry and Walnut Salad– if anything, just for the delicious homemade strawberry vinaigrette! The salad is a simple, 4-ingredient recipe that sees fresh baby spinach and strawberries topped with parmesan and nuts. You’ll love that leftover vinaigrette!
Ingredients for our Raspberry Vinaigrette Recipe
Raspberries – You can go with either fresh or frozen for this recipe.
Red Wine Vinegar – If you can find any, experiment with using some raspberry vinegar instead- I’m curious to hear how it turns out!
White Sugar – If you’re worried about the extra carbs, you can scale back or completely omit this.
Salt & Pepper
How to make our Raspberry Dressing
Nine times out of ten, if you go ahead and throw your ingredients into a food processor or blender, your vinaigrette will turn out alright. This is a very simple and forgiving recipe but, if your dressing comes out tasting metallic, bitter, or just plain off, here are a few tips that might help:
Use a different/lighter olive oil – Good olive oil, unfortunately, doesn’t hold up too well in high-power blenders and processors. If your good olive oil is messing up your vinaigrette, you can try subbing in a cheaper and lighter oil. To save yourself a trip to the grocery, try cutting some of your Extra Virgin stuff with a neutral oil like vegetable or grapeseed.
Blend everything except your oil first – If you blend your oil too fast for too long, the flavor’s going to be ruined. You can cut down on the amount of time to oil is in your processor or blender by pre-blending the other ingredients first!
Add the oil in dashes and process slower – You can also just treat your vinaigrette a bit more gently. Run your processor or blender on a lower setting and carefully stream in your oil to keep it from going bitter and metallic.
Is Raspberry Vinaigrette Healthy?
Our Raspberry Vinaigrette recipe is very healthy! While it might be a bit high in sugars, most of those sugars are natural from the berries. This isn’t even mentioning the health benefits of eating raspberries- plenty of vitamins and minerals. Lots of doctors and dietitians recommend including raspberries in your diet- this dressing is an easy way to add them. Delicious and good for you!
- 2 cup Raspberries fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- 1/3 cup Red Wine Vinegar
- 1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard
- 1/2 tsp Sugar
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- 1/8 tsp Pepper
- Mix in a food processor or blender.