Fresh Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
Fresh Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette is sweet, tangy, and bursting with fresh raspberry flavor. This gluten-free vegan dressing takes only minutes to make!
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.
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!
I created this dressing recipe 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 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.
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. 🙂
Need more salad inspiration? See all of mySalad recipes!
Fresh Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 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
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Strain the dressing through a mesh strainer to remove the seeds, if desired. Serve and enjoy!
- 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.
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
18 Comments on “Fresh Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette”
That color is just gorgeous! I love that something so pretty (and delicious!) is good for me, too. Have a great week, Marcie!
Thank you Kelsie!
Eating salads daily is such a great habit to be in! It’s awesome that your boys love them too. This raspberry balsamic dressing sounds like a fabulous ways to change things up. The color is stunning!
I think salads are the best way to get a variety of produce into one sitting and my boys need that! Thanks so much Sarah! 🙂
I share your obsession with salads and I eat them as much as I can! This vinaigrette is gorgeous, Marcie! I love that pretty color and fresh flavor. Definitely what I want on my salads all summer long!
Thank you Gayle! 🙂
This dressing looks divine! I love me a fruity balsamic. And I dig that you eat a salad every day… that’s awesome! It’s such a good way to ensure that you’re getting in your veggies for the day.
Thanks Nicole and salad is the best way I know to get a bunch of produce at once (besides a smoothie I guess)!
I’m sad for the day my boys will be entering high school! I can only imagine how fast it must feel for you. We love our salads too, and this dressing sounds exactly like one I used to buy on the regular. I’d much rather make my own, so you can be sure I’m pinning this!!
Katherine it just went way too fast…it happened right before my eyes! Enjoy this time with your boys!
What a pretty and delicious looking vinaigrette, Marcie. I love fruity dressings and I also love salads, so I can tell I am gonna love this pretty looking dressing.
Thank you Anu!
Ha – I constantly think that about my little cousins!! They are five and twelve and I swear they have busier schedules than I do! ANYWAY. This dressing is just gorgeous! And it sounds fantastic!
Some friends of ours warned us before we even had kids what would happen once they started school and they weren’t kidding. High school is the craziest so far! Thanks Ashley! 🙂
Wow, they are high schoolers already ? Big boys! Love fruity salad dressings! Can’t wait to try this one!
They are and I feel like my kids were just little like your son. It goes far too fast!
Why there aren’t more comments on here I have no idea. Life changing recipe. I have shared this with multiple people and everyone raves about this without a change. 10 stars!
This makes me so happy! Thank you for the feedback and I’m so glad you enjoy this dressing!