summer salad raspberry vinaigrette

Raspberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

summer salad raspberry vinaigrette

Summer is the time for making delicious Fresh Salads! I love making this Spring Mix Salad with my Homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette. I also call it a Jam Dressing, because I use jam as a base for the salad dressing! I believe a good salad dressing should have a sweet, acidic, herbed flavour. Using any type of jam will cover the sweet and add a beautiful texture to your salad dressing. You can get very creative with the flavour depending on what you feel!

For the Salad, I almost always use a sliced fruit or dried fruit, a nut or seed, an avocado, green onion and topped off with a soft cheese. I especially love honey goat cheese. 
You could also add a protein to make it a healthy fulfilling meal.

summer salad raspberry vinaigrette

Raspberry Vinaigrette Fresh Summer Salad

Summer is the time for Salads and this Vinaigrette is Easy and really delicious! The Secret Ingredient is Jam!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course dinner, dressing, lunch, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Raspberry Jam or any flavour of jam that you desire
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. a Fresh Herb -Thyme basil, or rosemary (thyme is my preferred herb)
  • 1 tbsp water to loosen the jam
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • salt & pepper


  • In a small bowl, begin with the jam, and loosen with a fork. Add the vinegar, fresh thyme, water, garlic, salt and pepper. Whisk in olive oil. Taste for balance.
    For The Salad:
    I like to use spring mix, strawberries, pumpkin seeds or pecan pieces, honey goat cheese, and red onion.
Keyword berry vinaigrette, goat cheese, lettuce, pecans, pumpkin seeds, salad dressing, spring mix, strawberries