Raspberry Vinaigrette

by Pamela

Raspberry Vinaigrette

Sweet yet tangy raspberry vinaigrette is the perfect salad dressing for your summer salads. This easy salad dressing will become a favorite this summer.

Salads are big menu items in the summer. If you have a couple of salad dressing recipes up your sleeve, you can make the most of the fresh produce that you toss into those salads and make everything taste that much better.

I first started making this raspberry vinaigrette right after I got out of college. I couldn’t find job, using my degree, and I started waiting tables at this new restaurant about 45 minutes from my house. The owner was big into making everything from scratch and from locally sourced ingredients (well before his time). It was a great restaurant and I loved working there.

At some point, during the summer, my grandparents raspberry bushes went crazy and they were begging us to pick some and take them away. I picked a huge bucket and took them into work. Ali, the owner/chef took one bite and said he was going to make a raspberry vinaigrette from them. I had no idea what he was talking about so he took me into the kitchen to show me how to make it.

Raspberry Vinaigrette

The flavor of that dressing was incredible! I don’t think we ever sold so many salads as we did that night. There wasn’t a drop of the dressing left at the end of my shift.

Well, that raspberry patch is long gone, but when I find a package of raspberries that look just right, I whip up a batch of that raspberry vinaigrette and re-live that night all over again.

This dressing tastes especially good on vegetable salads, but is also delicious on a chicken salad.

Now that raspberries are starting to come into season, check out your local market for some really ripe and juicy berries. Toss them into the blender and whip up a batch of this raspberry vinaigrette to top all of your salads. You won’t be disappointed.

Raspberry Vinaigrette
 
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Sweet yet tangy raspberry vinaigrette is the perfect salad dressing for your summer salads. This easy salad dressing will become a favorite this summer.
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Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 6 ounce package fresh raspberries
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch of kosher salt
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blitz until smooth.
  2. Pour into a covered container and refrigerate before using.

 

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3 comments

John/Kitchen Riffs May 31, 2017 at 8:26 am

Flavorful stuff! And really pretty. Not to mention a fun picture. Thanks!

Pamela May 31, 2017 at 9:55 am

Thanks John!

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