This keto raspberry vinaigrette is a salad dressing that is both sweet and tart. Not to mention, low in carbs. It only has 2g net carbs in each serving!
I don't know about you, but every time I pass by the salad dressing section of the grocery store, my eyes go right to the fruity flavors - especially raspberry.
I just love using vinaigrettes on my salads (like this strawberry spinach salad)!
There is something amazing about the combination of sweet and tart. It's almost as though the vinegar tempers the natural tart and sweetness of the fruit.
Unfortunately, every time I thought I found a keto-friendly dressing, I'd read the nutrition label and feel disappointed. When you are tracking your macros, it's not worth it to indulge in too many carbs in your salad dressing.
So, I decided that I'd just make my own!
It turns out when you puree fresh raspberries, they still have lots of fiber which decreases how many net carbs they have. Plus, using fresh raspberries gives the vinaigrette a more robust flavor profile.
This dressing has so many interesting layers to it. I bet this will make you enjoy salads again!
Ingredients Needed For Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing
From the bright zing of the fresh lemon juice to the sweet flavors of plump raspberries, this dressing is going to become one of your favorites.
All of the ingredients are fresh and whole ingredients. It is packed with fiber and so many nutrients that your body is going to love it.
Here's what you need:
My favorite type of oil to use in salad dressings is olive oil. It has a very light flavor so that what you taste are all the other ingredients. The type of olive oil - whether extra virgin or extra light - isn't as important.
I have heard of people using avocado oil instead of olive oil as well. It does have a different flavor that might alter the taste of the dressing.
Fresh-squeezed lemon juice from ripe lemons always has the best flavor. Jarred lemon juice will work as well, but always try to use fresh-squeezed juice if you have it.
You only need a small amount. Feel free to use your favorite type of mustard! I really enjoy the bold flavor of dijon mustard in my salad dressing.
You can also just use yellow mustard or spicy brown mustard too.
The best keto-friendly sweetener to use in salad dressing is sugar-free honey. It binds all of the ingredients together and brings out the natural sweetness of the raspberries.
Tip: Check out this low-carb sweetener guide I put together to find the right sweetener for you!
White wine vinegar has the best combination of sweet and tart that makes this an impeccable raspberry vinaigrette. White distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar will both work as well, but white wine vinegar is the best!
Since you are going to puree the raspberries, you can use either fresh or frozen ones. If you use frozen raspberries, allow them to thaw first. Otherwise, you will be making a smoothie instead of salad dressing.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
- If you don't have a food processor, you can use a blender instead. As long as it purees the ingredients, it will work just fine.
- Add more lemon juice if you want the vinaigrette to have a thinner consistency.
- Store it in a mason jar with a lid. This way you can give it a nice shake before you use it. It might separate, so shaking it will combine the ingredients again.
How To Make Low-Carb Raspberry Vinaigrette
This is an incredibly simple recipe to make. In fact, it might just be easier than driving to the store to buy some.
All of the ingredients and instructions are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, here is a bit more information along with some photos of the process.
Use A Food Processor
The easiest way to puree all of the ingredients is with a food processor or a blender. You can even use a single-serving blender too.
Nothing else will give it the same creamy texture.
Add Raspberries First
Whenever you make a puree, always add the heaviest ingredients first. In this case, it is the fresh raspberries.
Puree Until Smooth
Then, add all the other ingredients on top. Pulse or puree everything until it is as smooth as you like it.
What To Serve With Raspberry Vinaigrette
My favorite way to use this dressing is on top of a chopped salad with kale, arugula, and baby spinach.
Since it is so sweet, serve it with something savory and salty - like beef tenderloin with herb garlic butter. It will also bring out the bright flavors of baked cod because it also uses fresh lemon juice.
Frequently Asked Questions About Keto Salad Dressings
The entire recipe is just a little further below, in the printable recipe card. First, here are some questions people often ask about it:
Is raspberry vinaigrette keto-friendly?
Typically, the raspberry vinaigrette you buy in the store will not be keto-friendly. Most jars will have too much sugar and carbs in them.
My homemade recipe only has 2g net carbs in each serving, so it is definitely keto-friendly!
How do you store homemade salad dressing?
Since it has a tendency to separate in the refrigerator, I like to store it in a mason jar with a lid that seals tightly so that I can easily shake it up when needed.
It will stay fresh for up to 30 days.
Can you use this as a marinade?
Yes, this recipe makes a fantastic marinade! Use it on light types of meat, such as pork or chicken. For the best results, allow the meat to soak in the marinade overnight.
This sweet and tangy raspberry vinaigrette is about to become your favorite salad dressing. Enjoy the sweet flavors of fresh raspberries mixed in with zesty lemon juice and tart white wine vinegar.
More Keto Sauces and Condiments
If you enjoyed this salad dressing, here are some more low-carb sauces and condiments that you should try next.
- Balsamic Vinaigrette is just as delicious as the raspberry version but with a deeper flavor.
- Avocado Mayo is a fantastic source of healthy fats and tastes perfect on a low-carb wrap.
- Tzatziki Sauce with sour cream is a delicious dip for veggies.
- Keto Russian Dressing is another salad dressing that elevates lettuce into a delightful meal.
- Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing tastes altogether sweet, fresh, and zesty.
Keto Raspberry Vinaigrette
- 1 C. Fresh raspberries
- ¼ C. Olive oil
- 3 Tbsp. White wine vinegar
- Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
- ½ tsp. Dijon mustard
- 2 Tbsp. Sugar free honey
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place all of the ingredients together into a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Serve over your favorite salad greens.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [calories] => 82 [carbohydrates] => 4 [protein] => 1 [fat] => 8 [saturated_fat] => 1 [sodium] => 4 [potassium] => 48 [fiber] => 2 [sugar] => 1 [vitamin_a] => 10 [vitamin_c] => 8 [calcium] => 8 [iron] => 1 )
Notes on Nutritional Information
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I am confused. You are writing in the article "It will stay fresh for up to 30 days" but in the recipe you wrote "Store covered in the refrigerator. Keeps for 3-4 days." Could you please clarify what is the shelf life of the dressing?
It should keep for 30 days in the refrigerator as the lemon and vinegar act like a preservative. But I typically use it up within 4 days.