Fat Free Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette

Spring Salad with Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette - fat free | Our Lady of Second Helpings

It’s spring! I am so excited to have made it through the dark dreary days of winter. The days are longer and the branches outside my windows are dotted with swollen buds. I see bulbs pushing stocks up through the cold earth soon to burst forth in a rainbow of daffodils, hyacinths  and tulips.

Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette - fat free | Our Lady of Second Helpings

Now that the world is brighter I am ready to lighten and brighten the menu. The first of these fresh flavors is this gorgeous salad dressing. Raspberries will not be in season for a few months but thanks to the freezer I was able to utilize some of last year’s harvest to make this rosy condiment. It is fruity and tangy and soooo good. Ready or not – salad is about to become your favorite part of the meal!

Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette - fat free | Our Lady of Second Helpings

Fat Free Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette

This bright and tangy dressing is the perfect finishing touch for Spring and Summer salads.

Prep time: 5 minutes, Cook time: N/A; Yield 1 – 1/4 cups dressing, 2 tablespoons per serving

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 cup apples cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon corse salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Method

  1. Purée the ingredients in a blender or by using an emersion blender.

Note: If using frozen raspberries thaw them completely before preparing the dressing.

Approximate nutrition information per serving: calories 15, fat .1 g, carbohydrates 3.5 g, fiber .8 g, protein .1 g, PP = 0

[Update 3/25/13] If you would like to make the salad featured on today’s New Day NW segment it is: Prepackaged Spring Mix (or any leafy greens), thinly sliced shallots, a sprinkle of toasted sliced almonds, and sliced strawberries.

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