Usually, this raspberry salad dressing is called a `vinaigrette’ but it does not have any vinegar in it. Vinegar is not an ingredient I use as it is so acidic and can be hard on the stomach. I use lemon juice instead which is much healthier, alkaline-forming, and is a nutrient-rich superfood. So I call it ‘Raspberry Salad Dressing’.
My garden is so abundant with raspberries that I am inspired to get creative in my kitchen. After developing several raspberry salad dressing recipes, this result became my favourite. Also, I created a few more yummy raspberry recipes, see the links below.
Raspberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Ingredients
Raspberries are a red sweet juicy delight to see and eat. They keep your metabolic rate high with high levels of the trace mineral manganese and are one of the top 10 antioxidant-rich fruits. They are high in vitamin c and have more fiber than most fruits and vegetables. I pick them in the summer straight from my garden and so they are fresh and pesticide-free for this raspberry salad dressing. If I have too many to eat fresh right away they also freeze well so that they can be enjoyed at a later date.
Olive oil was referred to as “Liquid Gold” by the famous Greek poet Homer. If you are what you eat, what would happen if you consumed “Liquid Gold” daily? Extra-virgin olive oil (cold-pressed) is the best fat to use as a salad dressing. Do not use it for cooking. It has a low smoke point and heat makes it susceptible to oxidative damage. Olive oil has so many health benefits I include a little every day when I eat my salad. It is the main ingredient in this Delicious Raspberry Salad Dressing. Have you heard of the olive oil fraud? Find out Which Olive Oil to Buy.
Lemons’ health benefits are immense. To begin they are acidic to the taste but are alkaline-forming in the body. In fact, they are one of the most alkaline-forming superfoods; this makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body. Also, they are full of many health benefits and I use lemon juice in this salad dressing to replace vinegar.
As I don’t use sugar for my cooking I often use stevia which is the healthy option. The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you. The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter. So all you need in this olive oil lemon juice salad dressing is a few drops. The best stevia will, therefore, be the one that retains some whole food value and is water-based. Liquid forms will be less processed. Go here to learn How to Get the Best Stevia Without the Bitterness. Raspberries tend to be tart so stevia provides some sweetness to the dressing.
Himalayan Salt is actually good for you! 100% NATURAL PINK & CERTIFIED: Sherpa Pink Himalayan Salt is is Kosher Certified, Non-GMO, and does not contain any MSG, Soy, Gluten, Dairy, or anti-caking agents.
Time to make Delicious Raspberry Salad Dressing
Raspberry Salad Dressing
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1/8 cup lemon juice
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1/2 cup water
- 12 drops light liquid stevia to taste
- 1/8 tsp Himalayan salt
- Blend all of the ingredients in a blender.
- Pour into a salad dressing bottle or glass jar.
- Refrigerate, the dressing will last from 2 to 3 weeks.
Raspberries are tart even when they are very ripe; so you may find that you want to add less lemon juice and or a little more stevia.
I use only healthy ingredients for all of my salad dressings: Olive oil, lemon, raspberries, water, Stevia, Himalayan Salt.
Have you heard of the olive oil fraud?
Find out Which Olive Oil to Buy.
I found that even the ripe raspberries were tart enough that I added very little lemon juice to make this raspberry vinaigrette.
More Delicious Raspberry Recipes
Apple Raspberry Jam is Simple to Make and Exceptionally Yummy – This is a very yummy apple raspberry jam and it is so easy to make. It is healthy as it is not full of sugar and preservatives like many jams.
Green Raspberry Smoothie/Pudding – It’s a healthy smoothie. It is a tasty pudding! No… It’s WHATEVER YOU LIKE!
More Salad Dressing Recipes
Balsamic Salad Dressing – Occasionally I make this balsamic salad dressing. I still put lemon juice in it as I do not want too much of the acid vinegar which I just use to add flavour. I always get organic balsamic vinegar.
Creamy Tahini Salad Dressing – I love this tahini salad dressing recipe for its simplicity but mostly because it gives me a creamy dressing that is vegan.
Light Lemon Olive Oil Salad Dressing – This lemon olive oil salad dressing is a base recipe that you can make up differently each time with a variety of herbs. I have to admit though that I almost never put any herbs in the dressing. I love the fresh vegetables as they are with the simple olive oil and lemon juice dressing. If I want herbs I prefer fresh herbs in my salad.
Avocado Tomato Salad Dressing – This ‘Avocado Tomato Salad Dressing’ is an easy way to jazz up any salad! This is a base recipe that you can alter with your choice of herbs or salty flavours. This is enough for three large salads.
Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Salad Dressing – This salad dressing is full of 3 of the 12 Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods. Inflammation has been linked to major diseases such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and signs of aging.
Warm Tahini Salad Dressing – Salads are not usually high on the menu in winter or cold seasons, but one way of making them easier to eat is to have a warm dressing on them.
Delicious Tomato Salad Dressing – This tomato salad dressing is a very light dressing recipe and is excellent for those wanting a low-fat dressing. It is always good to make your own salad dressing so you can use a nutritious oil, not too much salt and no sugar. I have been making my own salad dressing for decades.
Lemon-Mint Salad Dressing –This a delicious and refreshing mint salad dressing.
Delicious Raspberry Dressing – Usually, this raspberry salad dressing is called a `vinaigrette’ but it does not have any vinegar in it. Vinegar is not an ingredient I use as it is so acidic and can be hard on the stomach. I use lemon juice which is healthier, alkaline-forming and is a nutrient-rich superfood. So I call it ‘Raspberry Salad Dressing’.
Vegan Yogurt Salad Dressing – This is a simple easy to make vegan yogurt salad dressing to make and always enjoyed whenever I serve it.