Easy Fat-Free Vegan Raspberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
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Many Uses for Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing
Raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing is a light and delicious dressing that is useful in many dishes, in addition to salad. It is a versatile and tasty addition to quinoa salad, potato salad, pasta salad, and even homemade coleslaw. Raspberry vinaigrette makes a great marinade for fish, beef and poultry. It is great over asparagus, avocado, and spinach.
Raspberries offer many health benefits. They are high in vitamins A and C, E and B complex. These delicious berries contain a lot of fiber. They are rich in potassium and iron, manganese, copper, and magnesium.
Raspberries are known to have beta carotene, which are phytochemicals, which makes them a good source of antioxidants. This allows raspberries to help against heart disease and cancers, aging, neuro degenerative, and even inflammation.
Did you know xylitol, which is a sugar substitute is made from raspberries?
They are low in saturated fats and only have 52 calories in 100g. This same serving has 6.5 g of fiber, 26.2 mg of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is thought to help fight against inflammation, infections, raise our resistance level, and protect us against free radicals, which play a role in diseases and aging.
If you are using fresh raspberries, here are some tips for picking the best:
- make sure they are dry and look plenty plump
- they should look uniform in color
- avoid mushy raspberries
Raspberries are a very delicate fruit, and need to be handled with tender loving care. They are extremely perishable. It is best to use fresh raspberries within a day or two. You can freeze fresh raspberries and they do very well.
To freeze fresh raspberries:
- spread them along a single layer on a tray and let them get frozen hard in the freezer. Then take them off the tray and put them in a freezer bag for your next use.
Raspberries can be damaged easily, and lose their shape when they get wet. Do not wash raspberries until you are ready to use them.
Raspberries are a versatile and delicious fruit that will make any recipe a delight to your tastebuds.
Delicious Fat Free Dressing
Easy and Quick to Make
- 1/2 cup raspberries, frozen or fresh
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2-3 tsp honey or sugar
- 1 Tbl dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp ground pepper
- 1/2 tsp thyme, fresh and finely chopped
- 1.4 tsp onion powder, (optional)
Raspberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
- Add all of the ingredients, except for the oil to a food processor or a blender. Mix until mixture is smooth. Slowly add the oil until it is well blended.
Dressing that is Delicious and Easy to Make
What If I don't Have Raspberries?
Sometimes raspberries are not in season, hard to find, or you didn't keep frozen raspberries in your freezer. Here is a 3 ingredient recipe that is quick and easy.
1/4 cup raspberry jam or raspberry preserves
1/4 cup of raspberry vinegar
2/3 cup olive oil or canola oil or vegetable oil
How to Prepare
Using a food processor or blender, mix the jam and vinegar and slowly add the oil. Mixture is done when It is thick and creamy. You can add some fresh thyme like in the recipe above for a scintillating flavor for your tastebuds.
1/2 tsp fresh chopped thyme
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
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