How to Make Raspberry walnut vinaigrette sauce

How to Make Raspberry walnut vinaigrette sauce - 1 84
  • Fresh raspberries: 150g
  • Walnuts: 50g
  • Olive oil: 60g
  • Red wine vinegar: 30g
  • Honey: 15g
  • Dijon mustard: 5g
  • Salt: 2g
  • Black pepper (freshly ground): 1g
Per serving
Calories: 200 kcal
Proteins: 1.5 g
Fats: 18 g
Carbohydrates: 8 g
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  • Prepare the raspberries: Rinse the fresh raspberries under cold water and gently pat them dry with a paper towel. Remove any stems or leaves.
  • Toast the walnuts: In a dry pan over medium heat, toast the walnuts for 3-4 minutes until they become lightly browned and fragrant. Stir frequently to prevent burning. Once toasted, let them cool completely.
  • Create the vinaigrette base: In a blender or food processor, combine the toasted walnuts, olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, salt, and black pepper.
  • Blend the ingredients: Blend the mixture until it forms a smooth and creamy consistency.
  • Add raspberries: Add the fresh raspberries to the blender and pulse briefly to incorporate them into the vinaigrette. Do not over-blend to maintain some raspberry texture.
  • Adjust seasoning: Taste the vinaigrette and adjust the seasoning if necessary. You can add more honey for sweetness or vinegar for acidity according to your preference.
  • Strain the sauce (optional): If you want a smoother texture, you can strain the vinaigrette through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any raspberry seeds. This step is optional, and some may prefer to keep the seeds for added texture.
  • Chill the sauce: Transfer the raspberry walnut vinaigrette to a sealed container and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes before serving. This allows the flavors to meld together.

The raspberry walnut vinaigrette sauce pairs wonderfully with a variety of salads. It complements mixed greens, spinach, or arugula salads with the addition of ingredients such as goat cheese, feta cheese, candied pecans, grilled chicken, or fresh berries.

Raspberry walnut vinaigrette sauce is a delightful and tangy dressing that brings together the natural sweetness of raspberries and the rich nuttiness of walnuts. The emulsified vinaigrette combines the fruity flavor of raspberries with the creamy texture of blended walnuts, resulting in a well-balanced dressing that enhances the taste of salads.

Facts about the sauce:

  1. The United States is well-known for its love of salad dressings and vinaigrettes, with raspberry walnut vinaigrette being a popular choice among salad enthusiasts.
  2. Raspberries are not only delicious but also nutritious, being an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants.
  3. Walnuts are a great source of healthy fats, including omega-3 fatty acids, and they add a delightful crunch and earthy flavor to the vinaigrette.
  4. Vinaigrettes are emulsified sauces, meaning they consist of a mixture of two immiscible liquids (oil and vinegar in this case) that are combined using an emulsifying agent (Dijon mustard) to create a stable and smooth dressing.
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