Quick and easy Raspberry Vinaigrette with 6 simple ingredients! With its perfect balance of sweetness and tang, it will become a new summer favorite in your healthy salad dressings rotation.

Raspberry vinaigrette dressing in a bowl with salad in the background.

Healthy summer eating just got a whole lot easier and tastier! This raspberry vinaigrette is a naturally sweetened salad dressing that doesn’t come overloaded with sugars, dyes, and preservatives.

It is a velvety smooth vinaigrette that has a deep delicious raspberry base and an ever so slight tang. It is the perfect summer salad vinaigrette, especially when you want a change from balsamic dressing or poppy seed dressing.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Delicious: It’s light, it’s vibrant, and absolutely refreshing!
  • Versatile: This is a customizable vinaigrette that can be made with any berries.
  • Make ahead: Lasts for up to 3 weeks which means salads all day, every day!
  • Better for you: You can control the ingredients and decide what goes in and what stays out.
  • Eliminates food waste: A great way to use up loads of raspberries you picked or picked up. Plus more chances you will eat the the vegetables before their best date.

Ingredients for Raspberry Vinaigrette

It’s made with just 6 relatively inexpensive ingredients, all of which you probably have already.

Maple syrup, raspberries, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Raspberries: You can use fresh or frozen raspberries and also swap for any other berries you like.
  • Olive oil: Since this vinaigrette has so few ingredients, using high quality oil makes all the difference. Look for a cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil.
  • Apple cider vinegar: Whenever possible, use raw apple cider vinegar “with the mother.” It’s good for you and gives it a zesty tang. You can also use white wine or red wine vinegar instead.
  • Maple syrup: You can also use honey as a natural sweetener. Compliments the raspberries and adds necessary sweetness.
  • Salt and pepper: To taste! Himalayan pink salt is great but any salt will work.

How to Make Raspberry Vinaigrette

This raspberry vinaigrette literally takes 2 minutes to make! I like to use food processor but you can also use a high speed blender.

Raspberries, , apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper in a food processor.
  • Combine raspberries, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper in a food processor or high speed blender.
Raspberry vinaigrette in a bowl of food processor.
  • Blend until smooth. That’s it!

Can I Make It with Frozen Raspberries?

Yes. If using frozen raspberries, you’ll need to add about 2 tablespoons of water to help ingredients spin and to thin it out.

You can also use a mix of strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and raspberries. Or maybe a combination of just two, raspberries and blueberries are great.


Raspberry vinaigrette with grilled chicken salad seems like the natural choice for this dressing, which is great on its own, but in smaller portions salad works really well as a side dish.

This vinaigrette pairs well with many of your favorite salads. The sweet and tangy balance means it is versatile and can go both ways!

raspberry vinaigrette recipe being poured onto a salad

How to Store

Store: Refrigerate in a glass jar with an airtight lid for up to 3 weeks. So making it a few days before you need it is perfect.

Meal prep: If you make a lot, you can store in smaller portions and take little jars for lunch. A great way to meal prep your salads. Just give it a shake before pouring if you’ve noticed it has settled.

Freeze: Freeze in individual containers for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight and take to work to enjoy with salad for lunch.

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Raspberry Vinaigrette

Quick, easy raspberry vinaigrette made with 6 simple ingredients and the perfect balance of sweetness and tang. Dress up your summer salads!
4.86 from 14 votes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 189
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes




  • Store: Refrigerate in a glass airtight container for up to 2-3 weeks.
  • Frozen berries: When using frozen raspberries, you will need to add about 2 tablespoons of water to thin it out.


Serving: 3tbsp | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 292mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g
Course: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: North American
Author: Olena Osipov
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  1. 5 stars
    This was delicious. I added extra honey and used 1 1/2 cup mix of fresh blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries. Topped over a salad with grilled turkey tips and more berries and cucumbers.

  2. 4 stars
    I didn’t have much apple cider so I just used white vinegar. And the mixed berries, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Really good! I used raspberries and blueberries, pure maple syrup, just two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.

  4. 5 stars
    This dressing is so yummy- perfect way to welcome spring. As a fellow ( HUGE) fan of Chalean- her high energy is so motivating & contagious! I have to recommend checking out Shelly Dose on YouTube. Her workouts are high energy, effective and fun! Now that the weather is nice- it is hard to stay indoors. But her workouts ( & channel ) & the sweat stream channel are the perfect way to compliment a great run!

    1. Hi Joan. Thank you very much. I will check Shelly out tomorrow as I will be working out inside. I do not want to waste my time looking through various YouTube channels so recommendation is much appreciated. Do you like Piyo?

  5. 5 stars
    I love this recipe, and I love the message the posting it contains equallly! Bravo for your honest and strength for putting it out there loud and clear. So many wont say a word in fear of losing a follower. The amount of food that is wasted in a typical home is astronomical too, and that is my pet peeve. I buy only what I can use, and leftovers are used, extras frozen or died, picked, cooked up into a sauce, jam, or even a dressing if it’s just s small amount. Because organic is expensive, but illness and poor health is more so.

    1. I feel very strongly passionate about healthy eating and I feel it is my duty to show women how easy and rewarding it is. I am not here to hurt anyone’s feelings but rather help. I try to send a message in the most careful way with only best intentions. I wish I could make everyone healthy. It hurts me so much to hear stories about sick kids and people. So many times it could have been prevented.:(
      I recently watched documentary about food waste – Just Eat Real Food I think. About a couple who lived off of grocery store’s dumpster food for 6 months. OMG that twas heartbreaking!!! I can never waste anything I put my money and effort into. Good for you, I cook smth into smth all the time too. That is the way it should be.

  6. This dressing looks really good! I’ve never made a fruity dressing yet. So true what you say… you have to take care of yourself for the sake of the family. I can make a macaroni dish way better then a boxed mac and cheese in just about the same amount of time. It’s just a matter of reprogramming yourself to think outside the packaging 🙂

    1. Oh, I like how yo say “reprogramming”. I guess it is like breaking a bad habit and creating a new one. Is that mac and cheese you posted on your blog about recently?

  7. 5 stars
    Thanks for this recipe! I tried your peanut slaw w/ peanut sauce and it was out of this world. So fresh and delicious. Everything in this post is so true. It’s easy to prepare healthy foods, and if you don’t make time for it now you will regret later. Packaged and peeled avocados? Gross! And that’s just so lazy!!

    1. Oh that is great!:) Many news channels tried to justify pre-peeled fruit a necessity for disabled people…as always.

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