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Raspberry Vinaigrette

Raspberry vinaigrette is a fruity and sweet vinaigrette recipe. It’s a great salad dressing for the warm spring and summer months and adds a bright pop of raspberry flavor to any salad recipe.

This raspberry dressing is quite versatile, but I love it on my Berry Spinach Salad for an extra boost of raspberry goodness.

Raspberry Vinaigrette in a glass jar.

Raspberry Vinaigrette

When the weather warms up and fresh raspberries are in abundance it’s the perfect time to switch up your normal salad dressing routine with this raspberry vinaigrette. It’s fresh, bright, fruity, sweet and delicious drizzled on a wide range of salad recipes.

Ingredients in Raspberry Vinaigrette

Once you make salad dressings at home, you’ll never want to buy store-bought dressings again. I just looked up the ingredients in many popular raspberry dressing bottles from the supermarket and they contained ingredients such as: added sugar, soybean oil, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate, red 40 and blue 1.

Needless to say, you should never need red and blue dye when mother nature makes raspberries the most beautiful color naturally. So what’s in my raspberry vinaigrette recipe: fresh raspberries (though you could use frozen), olive oil, red wine vinegar, diced shallot, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Fresh ingredients makes all the difference.

Raspberry Vinaigrette being made in a food processor.

How to Make Raspberry Vinaigrette

It’s as simple as tossing all of the ingredients into a food processor and blending for about 30 seconds. You don’t want to over-blend as it’s nice to have some smaller bits of the shallot, so just blend until everything is combined.

Raspberry vinaigrette dressing next to a spinach salad.

More Vinaigrette Recipes You’ll Love

And don’t forget to try my Berry Spinach Salad with this raspberry vinaigrette. It’s the perfect salad recipe for spring, summer and 4th of July!

Spoon dipping into the raspberry vinaigrette.

Raspberry Vinaigrette is a fruity and naturally sweet vinaigrette recipe. It's great for spring and summer and adds a bright pop of raspberry flavor to any salad recipe.
5 from 8 votes

Raspberry Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
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Raspberry Vinaigrette is a fruity and naturally sweet vinaigrette recipe. It's great for spring and summer and adds a bright pop of raspberry flavor to any salad recipe.


  • 1 1/2 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 small shallot, diced (about 2 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pepper, to taste


  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend for 30 seconds.

Lisa's Tips

  • You can store this raspberry vinaigrette for up to a week in the fridge. 


Calories: 90kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 54mg, Potassium: 29mg, Fiber: 1g, Vitamin A: 5IU, Vitamin C: 4.1mg, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 0.2mg
Course: dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Raspberry Dressing, Raspberry Vinaigrette
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26 comments on “Raspberry Vinaigrette”

  1. hi .. here in australia .. shallots are the long spring onions with the green tops.. do you mean eschallots the small brown onions for the dressing

  2. Great recipe! It is creamy with a tangy and sweet flavor. I added one tespoon of honey for a little more sweetness. 

  3. We just had this on our homegrown lettuce and fell in love! Its also perfectly paired with pan seared salmon. Thank you so much for this recipe!

  4. Lisa, I haven’t tried the recipe yet, but it sounds delicious and I’m at the grocery right now shopping for ingredients. Will the raspberry seeds get ground up in the food processor? Some of my people can’t handle seeds.

  5. Good recipe. Everything emulsified well. I used frozen berries. Shallots were a little strong. Next time I will only use 1 tablespoon. Also, added 2 tsp. of sugar.

  6. Delicious dressing. I made it with frozen raspberries and needed some time to thin out. Leaving it on room temp for 30 min did the trick. Made it with your berry spinach salad for a dinner party and it was a huge hit. I am enjoying the the leftovers today for lunch. And it’s also looks and smells awesome. Great recipe again form you Lisa. Love all your recipes that i tried so far. Keep up with your good work. Thank you

    • Hi Brigitta – Thank you so much for he kind words! I’m so happy you loved the vinaigrette and spinach salad as much as I did! :)

  7. Um, I made my vinaigrette with frozen raspberries and now it looks like a smoothie! Help.

  8. Is there a substitute I can use for the shallot? I can’t have them and would love to make this for salads. Thanks so much!

  9. I love natural raspberry flavor, but I can’t stand the fake stuff in bottled dressings! This one is getting saved!

  10. What a fresh tasting vinaigrette! You’re right homemade vinaigrettes are so much better than store bought!

  11. This looks incredible! I love making dressings at home because you can adjust the flavor!

  12. Yum! I always get raspberry vinaigrette at restaurants, but never tried to make it at home!

  13. I just had this on a simple romaine salad with chicken and it was great. Will definitely make this again.