This raspberry basil vinaigrette is ready in 3 minutes, contains a full cup of raspberries, and no oil! A delicious, healthier salad dressing option.
Some Mondays everything just feels a little harder…I feel a bit down and low-energy. And some Mondays, I feel energized, pumped up, and ready to get to work!
And luckily, today is the second type of Monday. We had an awesome week-end full of fun activities including flying kites, hiking, and playing in a waterfall. It was also a productive weekend, but not in a draining way.
And today, I’m extra excited because I get to introduce you to my new favorite salad dressing: this raspberry basil vinaigrette!
Psst! Check out this post with 7 Basic Vinaigrette Recipes
I’m pretty excited about today’s recipe, because not only does it taste pretty fantastic, but it is SO easy to make, and is good for you!
This recipe was inspired by my Roasted Strawberry and Black Pepper Vinaigrette from waaaay back. I used it on a spinach salad, and thought this raspberry basil vinaigrette would be great on a spinach salad as well (stay tuned for my Raspberry Spinach Panzanella Recipe coming on Thursday!).
This raspberry basil vinaigrette contains a whole cup of raspberries, fresh basil leaves, a splash of red wine vinegar (you can also use balsamic vinegar), and some maple syrup to sweeten. That’s it! (Well, other than some water to thin it out).
It is creamy, sweet and tangy, and the raspberry-basil combination is to. die. for!
It is SO simple, and trust me, you’re going to want to put this stuff on everything…and you don’t have to feel guilty, just slather it on, because it’s good for you!
Don’t forget to check back in on Thursday for the Raspberry Spinach Panzanella Recipe that is the perfect salad to drizzle this dressing on!
Raspberry Basil Vinaigrette
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1/4 cup basil loosely packed
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup (honey or brown sugar may be also be used in equal amounts)
- 1/4 teaspoon dijon
- Combine all ingredients in a blender or small bowl.
- Blend until smooth.
- Taste and add additional sugar or vinegar if necessary.