Dress Up Dinner: Recipe for Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing
I'm not one of those people who inherently loves salads. I think they're alright, but I'd much prefer the sandwich with mayo or a dish with roasted sweet potatoes on the side. However, I know that a good hearty salad is a great way to get some extra veggies into your diet, so I make sure to serve a couple throughout the week.
One thing I've learned is that if you're going to try to go healthy, you need to make it enjoyable. So it is with me and my salads. Which is why I've been on a quest to find salad dressings that make the plateful of lush greens something to savor.
I mentioned before that I started making my own Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing, which my husband loves. And that's one of the things I like best about this recipe: that it makes your salad taste so, so good. (Now of course, that probably has something to do with the fact that there's a good helping of sugar in the recipe, but we'll let that little fact slide, right?)
This recipe is extremely easy to make, with ingredients you likely already have stocked up in your cupboards. Once you've made a batch, keep it in the fridge and shake it up before each use. And then, eat your fruits and veggies to your heart's content!
Recipe for Raspberry Vinaigrette
2 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. canola oil
2 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. dijon mustard
1/8 tsp. dried oregano
1/8 tsp. pepper
Mix all ingredients together and pour into a container. Store in the fridge and let sit for a day before using (otherwise the vinegar will be too strong.) Shake well before using. Makes one half-cup batch.
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