Monday, May 2, 2016

Raspberry Vinaigrette

It takes a bit of extra effort to make your own salad dressing, but making your own allows you to control the amount of oil, added sugar, and other strange ingredients that are often in store bought dressings. Once you have a few recipes that you like, it is easy to whip up a batch to keep in your refrigerator for the week.

Recently, I was at a salad bar and they had a raspberry vinaigrette dressing which was very fresh tasting, a bit sweet, and a bit tangy. I enjoyed it and decided I needed to make some at home to enjoy more often.

Raspberry Vinaigrette


1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1 tbsp agave nectar
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/8 cup water
1 tsp pink peppercorns (or 1/4 tsp black pepper)
salt to taste


Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until incorporated. Enjoy on your favorite salad. This dressing can stand up to strong or bitter greens. The pink peppercorns are very nice if you have them, they have a brighter flavor than black pepper.

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