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Raspberry Vanilla Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe

This raspberry vanilla vinaigrette dressing recipe makes a sweet and tangy contribution to a boring salad, giving it a pop of color and fresh flavor.  This recipe is part of the vanilla week celebration.

I hope you’ve been enjoying the great recipes this week. There have been some amazing ones, that’s for sure.  This salad dressing is no exception.
Raspberry Vanilla Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe - This homemade salad dressing is a fresh, tangy, and fruity addition to salads, chicken, and pork. Get the recipe from @itsyummi


Raspberry Vanilla Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe - fresh, tangy, and fruity!


I started off the week sharing a slow cooker cinnamon roll casserole recipe.  It’s been a huge hit on Pinterest!

For today’s vinaigrette dressing recipe, I used a couple of fantastic ingredients.

I wanted to put focus on the vanilla, of course. Duh… it’s vanilla week. 😉

This time, I used the Tahitian vanilla that Nielsen-Massey Vanillas sent to me.  I also wanted to give the dressing a sassy touch of sweetness, so I decided to add a bit of the sugar from the good peeps at Dixie Crystals.

Adding fresh raspberries gave this dressing a gorgeous color, and the flavor is out of this world. It was great on a simple garden salad, but I think it would be fabulous drizzled over grilled chicken or pork, too!

Raspberry Vanilla Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe - fresh, tangy, and fruity!

I hope you enjoy this raspberry vanilla vinaigrette dressing!

Oh, and after you’ve printed off and bookmarked the recipe, scroll down and take a look at the rest of the fabulous Vanilla Week recipes created for today!

Raspberry Vanilla Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe - fresh, tangy, and fruity!

Raspberry Vanilla Vinaigrette Dressing

This vinaigrette is a perfect blend of sweet and tangy
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 1
Calories 1580 kcal


  • 2 ounces (1/4 liquid cup) apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh or thawed from frozen raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces (1/4 liquid cup) water
  • 6 ounces (3/4 liquid cup) olive oil


  • Place all the the ingredients except for the olive oil into a high speed blender.
  • Secure lid and pulse to combine. Set blender to run on medium speed and slowly drizzle olive oil into the blender (don't dump it in all at once). Once oil has been added, increase speed to high and blend for about 15 seconds.
  • NOTES: For a sweeter taste you can add 2 tablespoons of honey to the recipe.


Sodium: 842mgSugar: 8gFiber: 5gCalories: 1580kcalSaturated Fat: 23gFat: 171gProtein: 1gCarbohydrates: 14g
Tried this recipe? Mention @itsyummi or tag #itsyummirecipe!


Here are the rest of the delicious recipes being shared today for Vanilla Week!

Kahlua Vanilla Cream Soda from Frugal Foodie Mama.

Sparkling Tahitian Vanilla Cupcakes from Pineapple and Coconut.

Vanilla Bean Doughnuts from Love and Confections

Vanilla Bean Mascarpone Cheesecake from {i love} my disorganized life

Raspberry Vanilla Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe - from @itsyummi


Raspberry Vanilla Vinaigrette Dressing - fresh, tangy, and fruity! #vanillaweek


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  1. we are all about salads right now, big entree salads paired with an ice cold wine – it’s been in the high 90’s here in Portland. I cannot wait to try this dressing – so simple, great flavors!

    1. I completely get where you’re coming from, Kristina. Cold salads and frosty cold beverages have been our meals of choice for the past week. It can cool down any day now! I hope you enjoy this vinaigrette dressing recipe. It’s really refreshing.

  2. I love salad dressings like this. They go so well when you have a salad with some toasted nuts, a salty cheese and a grilled protein like chicken. I am making this dressing for my next salad – or several salads. I have a feeling this will be my new favorite dressing.

  3. Oops, had my email misspelled on my previous comment….homemade ice cream and creme brulee are favorite vanilla treats of mine. This vinaigrette sounds delish!

    1. It really was a delicious vinaigrette, Terri. Gotta love that vanilla is so awesome in both sweet and savory dishes! Now I’m off to drool over your doughnuts 🙂

  4. I’m picturing this vinaigrette paired with some toasted pecans and perhaps some gorgonzola on a nice fresh salad. And I’m picturing me enjoying it a lot. Do you bottle and ship? Because I’d like to place an order for 6 dozen bottles. Thanks!

    1. Ohmigerd, Dave… your pecan and gorgonzola idea just blew me straight into brunch mode! It sounds like a fabulous pairing! I drizzled some over a beet and arugula salad with some feta last night and it was delicious. Sweet, salty, tangy… my taste buds went crazy! Maybe I should place a call to the professionals over at Shark Tank and bottle this goodness up! 🙂

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