Fresh Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Fresh Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette is sweet, tangy, and bursting with fresh raspberry flavor! {GF, DF, V}

Fresh Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette is a fresh, flavorful vinaigrette that takes mere minutes to make with a few simple ingredients! @FlavortheMoment

I’m officially the mother of two high schoolers and I’m a little in shock!  My boys are both so tall, too, and my husband and I just shake our heads because we just don’t know how it all happened.

They’re both good boys and they work hard in school and sports, so we’re very proud of them.  At this point in our lives they’re so busy that it’s tough to carve out a real dinner time, but I’m trying my very best.

I swear, the kids calendars are more full than mine.

Fresh Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette is a fresh, flavorful vinaigrette that takes mere minutes to make with a few simple ingredients! @FlavortheMoment

Salads are a huge thing in the house, and come dinner time we always have one on the table.  You have noticed how obsessed I am with salads haven’t you?  It’s not a day if I don’t have one.

My kids don’t really complain about eating them anymore, especially their favorites like my summer kale salad, persimmon spinach salad, and cranberry pear salad.

I’m sure you notice a trend…all of their favorites include fruit, cheese, and nuts.

I can’t say that I blame them!

Fresh Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette is a fresh, flavorful vinaigrette that takes mere minutes to make with a few simple ingredients! @FlavortheMoment

I created this Fresh Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette because of our love for fruity salads.  I used to buy store bought raspberry dressing, which was so high in sugar and preservatives.

I stopped buying that dressing years ago, and now I make a wide variety of salad dressings myself because homemade dressing tastes so much better and I can control the ingredients.

This Fresh Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette is just the way I want a salad dressing to be.  It’s well balanced and so sweet and tangy!  The dijon mustard adds a great background flavor and the lemon juice boosts all of the flavors and really makes them shine.

Fresh Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette is a fresh, flavorful vinaigrette that takes mere minutes to make with a few simple ingredients! @FlavortheMoment

The salad that you see above is an old recipe that I’ve given a major overhaul, and you’ll see it in all it’s glory on Wednesday!  I’ve been making it behind the scenes and have posted a few photos on my Instagram stories, so it may look a little familiar to you if you follow along there.

I gave the salad a fresh new look and an ultra fresh new dressing.  We’ve been eating it on repeat for the past month or so and we’ll continue to until fresh berries are gone.  I so dread that day!

Until then, enjoy your summer berries and make this Fresh Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette!  It’s so easy to make and it will take your salads to the next level of deliciousness.

And no judgments whatsoever if you just want to eat it with a spoon. 🙂

Fresh Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette is a fresh, flavorful vinaigrette that takes mere minutes to make with a few simple ingredients! @FlavortheMoment

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Fresh Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Fresh Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette is sweet, tangy, and bursting with fresh raspberry flavor!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Strain the dressing through a mesh strainer to remove the seeds, if desired.  Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • Dressing may be made in advance and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  • Frozen raspberries may be substituted for fresh, just thaw well and blot dry of excess moisture.

Recipe source:  Flavor the Moments

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Nutrition Information

Yield: 10 servings, Serving Size: 1/10 (about 1 tablespoon)

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 58
  • Total Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 72mg
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 4g

 

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