Easy Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing For Summer Salads

Summertime is all about enjoying the outdoors and eating light, refreshing salads. This easy raspberry vinaigrette dressing is perfect for adding some flavour to your salads this season! It’s simple to make and takes only a few minutes to put together. Plus, it’s made with all-natural ingredients, so you can feel good about indulging in a delicious salad topped with this dressing. Give it a try today!

raspberry dressing for summer salad
Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

When do raspberries come into season?

Raspberries typically come into season in the late spring or early summer. However, this can vary depending on the region where they are grown. For example, raspberries grown in warmer climates may come into season earlier than those grown in cooler climates. This year our raspberries were ready in mid-June in the UK.

What can I use raspberry vinegar for?

Raspberry vinegar can be used in salad dressings, as a marinade for meats, or as a flavouring for other dishes. This raspberry dressing works perfectly with fish.

fresh raspberries garlic and lemon thyme

How long does salad dressing keep?

As long as the salad dressing is stored properly, it can last for several months. However, it is best to use it within a few weeks of opening it. Once opened, salad dressing can start to spoil and develop bacteria. Therefore, it is important to keep it refrigerated after opening, especially if there is fresh fruit in it.

raspberry oil dressing
Fresh Raspberry Dressing

No sugar Raspberry salad dressing

There is no sugar in this dressing as the raspberries give the sweetness. This dressing tastes zingy yet refreshing and goes perfectly with fish and salad.


For four servings, you will need:

  • 10 Fresh Raspberries
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
  • ½ Lemon Juiced
  • 1 Lemon Thyme flower head
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Garlic Clove Crushed
  • Salt

How to make Raspberry salad dressing

In a small bowl squash the raspberries with a fork. Add the chopped lemon thyme and the remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly, cover or transfer to a Kilner preserve bottle and serve.

Serving suggestions

Here are five things that Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing can go with:

  1. Mixed greens salad with sliced strawberries
  2. Grilled chicken or salmon topped with sliced almonds
  3. Quinoa and roasted vegetable salad
  4. Goat cheese, spinach and walnut salad
  5. Grilled vegetable skewers with zucchini, summer squash, and red onion
raspberry dressing for summer salad

Easy Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing For Summer Salads

A refreshing dressing that goes perfectly with fish and salad.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Servings 4
Calories 139 kcal


  • 10 Fresh Raspberries
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
  • ½ Lemon (Juiced)
  • 1 Lemon Thyme (flower head)
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Garlic Clove (Crushed)
  • Salt


  • In a small bowl squash the raspberries with a fork. Add the chopped the lemon thyme and the remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly, cover and refridgerate until ready to serve.
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Calories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 0.3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 40mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 17IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword balsamic, fresh raspberries, lemon thyme, olive oil
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