Raspberry Vinaigrette

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WHAT'S SPECIAL
This Raspberry Vinaigrette stands out for its unique combination of sweet and tangy flavors. The natural sweetness of fresh raspberries complements the depth of balsamic vinegar, creating a versatile dressing that adds brightness to salads and a touch of fruity elegance to various dishes.

Raspberry Vinaigrette

The pairing of fresh raspberries with the zing of balsamic vinegar creates a luscious concoction that elevates your greens and adds a touch of fruity elegance to your recipes.
You can use this Raspberry Vinaigrette in different ways:
Salads: Drizzle over mixed green salads, spinach salads, or fruit salads.
Grilled Proteins: Use as a marinade or drizzle over grilled chicken, fish, or tofu.
Fruit Bowls: Elevate the flavor of fresh fruit bowls with a touch of this vibrant vinaigrette.
Roasted Vegetables: Toss roasted vegetables with the dressing before serving.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups

Equipment

  • 1 blender (or food processor)
  • 1 fine-mesh sieve (optional, for straining)

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey (or maple syrup)- adjust to taste
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions
 

  • Prepare Raspberries: rinse the fresh raspberries under cold water and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • Blend Ingredients: in a blender or food processor, combine the fresh raspberries, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey or maple syrup, and Dijon mustard. Blend the ingredients until you achieve a smooth consistency.
  • Season: season the vinaigrette with salt and pepper to taste. Blend briefly to incorporate the seasoning.
  • Taste and Adjust: taste the vinaigrette and adjust the sweetness or acidity by adding more honey or balsamic vinegar if needed.
  • Strain: for a smoother texture, strain the vinaigrette through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the raspberry seeds.
  • Store: transfer the raspberry vinaigrette to a glass jar or container with a lid. Store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Notes

  • Fresh Raspberries: Use ripe and fresh raspberries for the best flavor and color.
  • Adjust Sweetness: Tailor the sweetness to your preference by adjusting the quantity of honey or maple syrup.
  • Straining (Optional): Straining the vinaigrette can result in a smoother texture by removing raspberry seeds. This step is optional and depends on personal preference.
  • Experiment with Herbs: Consider adding fresh herbs like basil or mint to enhance the vinaigrette's complexity.
  • Storage: Refrigerate any unused vinaigrette in an airtight container (up to 2 weeks). Shake well before using if it separates.
Keyword Dairy free, gluten free, Raspberry, Salad dressing, Vegan

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