Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Make Your Own Raspberry Vinaigrette Recipe

Norpro Salad Dressing Maker with MixerRaspberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing is my husband's favorite. Because of his thyroid condition, however, he needs to cut all soy from his diet and most salad dressings are made of soybean oil, which isn't all that healthy anyway. Commercial salad dressings are filled with additives, chemicals, preservatives and other unhealthy ingredients as well.

It's so easy to make your own raspberry vinaigrette recipes. All you need is a blender or even a small mixing bottle like the Norpro Salad Dressing Maker with Mixer to shake up your ingredients. 

Here's a simple Raspberry Vinaigrette Recipes that is healthy.

Salad Dressing Ingredients

3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar or raspberry vinegar
1 tsp salt
2 tbs honey
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 cup fresh or frozen red raspberries
1/4 cup water

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for abut 30 seconds. If you use a shaker bottle, mash up the raspberries with a fork, then add them to the bottle.

Kristen Suzanne's EASY Raw Vegan Salads & Dressings: Fun & Easy Raw Food Recipes for Making the World's Most Delicious & Healthy Salads for Yourself, Your Family & Entertaining offers lots of healthy salad dressing recipes and ideas too.

Salads are a very healthy addition to your diet but covering your salad with a high calorie dressing, full of sugar, chemicals and preservatives and an unhealthy oil, soon add up. Making your own salad dressing recipes is quick and easy and you know exactly what ingredients you are eating. This is especially important if you are on a special diet, such as for diabetes or you are trying to go gluten free.

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