This easy low carb raspberry vinaigrette is a colourful salad dressing full of flavour. Delicious over green salads, or liven up a fish or chicken dish with it.
A home made vinaigrette is so much better than store bought. No chemicals or hidden sugars with a fresh taste. Quick and easy to make, you can keep a bottle on hand in the fridge for a week. The Chief Taster loved this raspberry vinaigrette and it was his salad dressing of the week. He usually reaches for a creamy dressing but the tangy sweet flavour won him over.
A salad can be made or broken by a vinaigrette or dressing. It must slightly coat the salad without drowning it and enhances the flavours of the salad vegetables rather than overpowering it. Unless it’s a blue cheese dressing which I could happily smother cardboard with and still eat it!
Is a vinaigrette a dressing?
Salad dressings can be a creamy mixture of a few ingredients, such as a classic ranch dressing or or a creamy Green Goddess dressing packed full of herbs. Whereas a vinaigrette is a mixture of an oil with an acidic ingredient, such as lemon or vinegar. Both are used to liven up a salad but whereas a vinaigrette is a type of dressing, not all dressings are a vinaigrette.
How to make a sugar free raspberry vinaigrette recipe
Making your own vinaigrette is simple. With this recipe just a few ingredients are needed. It’s essentially raspberries, vinegar and oil! Add a touch of sugar free sweetener, season to taste and you have a zesty salad dressing!
Suggestions for additional seasoning and substitutions:
Use a light olive oil, avocado oil or walnut oil.
If you don’t have fresh raspberries to hand, frozen will do. Just make sure that they do not come in a sugary syrup.
Try other berries like blackberries.
Feel free to add a mustard. I recommend a Dijon mustard.
Try this keto salad dressing on my arugula & strawberry salad!
Low Carb Raspberry Vinaigrette
- 6 oz raspberries
- ½ cup red wine vinegar
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup light olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Erythritol (powdered)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass jar or sealed container and keep in the fridge.
- Shake before use and drizzle over salads.
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