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.
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!
- 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.
Serving Size:1/10 (about 1 tablespoon)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 58Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 4g