Make Your Own Salad Dressing – Raspberry Vinaigrette

This make your own salad dressing post is sponsored by Heinz and Mom Central.  I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Heinz Vinegar. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating. 

In the summer, we eat a lot of salads.  There’s an endless bounty of fresh vegetables from our garden and our neighbors are always stopping by with extra vegetables from their gardens.  What I put in my garden salads really depends on what I have a lot of in the garden. There is always a base of lettuce, arugula, spinach or dandelion greens depending on the time of year. I also add in carrots, cucumbers, peppers, onions, and tomatoes when I have them. As a splurge, I sometimes add bacon, chunks of cheese, nuts, or dried fruits.  The final addition to my salad is usually a salad dressing of some type.

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Make Your Own Salad Dressing

While the grocery store has a great selection of salad dressing, sometimes they aren’t the best choice.  Store bought salad dressings are often full of fat, sodium and artificial ingredients. It’s possible to make your own salad dressing without any of that added. This raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing is one of my favorites.

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Make Your Own Salad Dressing - Raspberry Vinaigrette
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup fresh red raspberries
  • ¼ cup Heinz Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • ½ tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Put all of the ingredients into a blender and pules until combined.
  2. Refrigerate until needed.
  3. Serve.

I chose the Heinz Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar for my salad dressing because I wanted to enjoy the properties of unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Unfiltered apple cider vinegar still contains the “mother” of the vinegar – a compound created naturally during vinegar’s fermentation process. The mother of vinegar helps to improve your immune system and helps you stay healthy. It will loose many of its health properties when it is cooked so I like to use it in recipes that I am not heating like this salad dressing.  For more Heinz Vinegar ideas, follow them on Pinterest and try a few more of their recipes. If you have traditional Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar, try my homemade barbecue sauce recipe.

Here are a few more homemade salad dressings you can try.

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What do you like to put in your salad?

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Heinz Vinegar. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating.



About Ellen Christian

Ellen is a busy mom of an 18-year-old son and 23-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn't have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you'd like to work together, email info@confessionsofanover-workedmom.com to chat.

Comments

  1. we eat a lot of salads here too. blue cheese is always a big hit with me!

  2. Wow that looks so good!! I never have tried to make homemade dressing before, gonna have to give it a go!! 

  3. Maria Iemma says:

    Wow – and I have all the ingredients in my pantry/fridge. Love salads and raspberries,

  4. My family and I eat a lot of salads… and normally go with the usual store bought salad dressings… but, I’m going to use this recipe myself. This recipe is definitely going into my “Keepers” recipe file.

  5. I had no idea it was so easy!

  6. My hubby would love this recipe!

  7. Blessie Nelson says:

    Hollandaise sauce! Dangerously good!

  8. Great combination of ingredients…sounds really great. Thanks for sharing this with us on foodie friday.

  9. I believe bacon is required in any salad that I eat. 

  10. judy gardner says:

    i have never tried making my own salad dresssing but this sounds pretty easy and delicious!

  11. I am definitely going to try this !!! It seems pretty simple and tasty 🙂

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  12. I LOVE anything vinaigrette! I’ll have to try this. It sounds absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing. 
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  13. Evonne Holloway says:

    Just need to know how long it will keep in the fridge.  It sounds really good

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