Fresh raspberry vinaigrette dressing recipe will quickly become a summer time favorite with the bright flavor of raspberries — summer’s candy.
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Vinegar — nearly crucial to every good salad dressing, right? And red wine vinegar is no exception, so when Pompeian Red Wine Vinegar challenged me to create a salad dressing to celebrate National Vinegar Month and National Salad Month I headed straight to the kitchen.
While I love a simple red wine vinaigrette or white wine vinaigrette, I wanted something a little special and a little sweeter. Since I just can’t get enough of the warm weather and the much anticipated berry season, I decided to create a fresh raspberry vinaigrette dressing recipe.
I’m especially infatuated with raspberries this year for some reason. They’re just so beautiful, aren’t they?
And who wouldn’t love a raspberry Rosé spritzer, made with muddled raspberries and raspberry jam? Or raspberries baked into these luscious raspberry white chocolate blondies? Or this pretty much perfect dessert, raspberry & brownie mini trifles? These individual trifles are so easy and there’s nothing quite like the combination of chocolate and raspberries.
About this Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing
The base of this dressing is, you guessed it, fresh raspberries. Since I love the flavor of raspberries but not so much the seeds, I smash the berries through a fine mesh strainer to get all the berry goodness out, leaving the crunchy seeds behind.
Add Red Wine Vinegar to the mix along with extra virgin olive oil…a bit of salt and pepper…and you’re good to go. This is a pretty tangy dressing with no added sugar. If you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth, you will want to taste it and season accordingly. If it’s too tangy/sour for your taste, add a bit of honey or granulated sugar to smooth it out a bit.
How to Store This Raspberry Vinaigrette:
Raspberry vinaigrette keeps well in a jar in the fridge, ready whenever the craving for a salad strikes. All you have to do is shake-shake-shake and pour. If the olive oil solidifies, let the dressing sit out at room temperature for a half hour or so.
How long does Raspberry Vinaigrette last?
If you store the dressing in a covered container in the fridge, it will keep for 3-4 days.
PS: Pompeian vinegars are naturally gluten-free and non-allergenic. Safe for my little man — hooray!
Tip: Like a creamy dressing? Try whisking in a couple tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt or mayonnaise!
Looking for more easy homemade dressings? Try:
- 6 ounces fresh raspberries, washed
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon Pompeian Red Wine Vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- honey to taste (optional)
- Push berries through a fine mesh strainer into a small bowl, first with fork (to mash) and then with the back of a spoon to push all the fruit through. If a few seeds squeeze through it’s no big deal. This should yield about 1/2 cup of raspberry puree.
- Using a fork or a small whisk, whisk in Pompeian Red Wine, olive oil, and salt, pepper and honey if desired. Taste and season again as needed. Store in fridge until ready to use or for up to one week. The oil may harden a bit in the fridge, so plan to leave it out on the counter for about 30 minutes prior to use. Or you may gently warm it in the microwave (10 seconds should suffice).
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