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Raspberry Citrus Vinaigrette

A simple change in salad dressing can transform even the most basic of salads. This recipe was inspired by my kids, who eat a salad almost every night and suddenly had a complaint: they were bored of the salad I was making. I usually make a rather ‘boring’ salad for our dinner, I’ll be the first to admit it. Most often we’re grabbing a few handfuls of organic mixed greens and tossing them with my Easy 2-Minute Salad Dressing which I batch for the week.

I certainly wasn’t about to disregard salads each night but I was ready for a change too. We popped our heads into the fridge to see what we had and got to creating. We decided to play around with a raspberry citrus vinaigrette to keep everyone eating their greens.

After a few trials, we got one that we all agreed upon and thought worked well with simple mixed greens. This dressing would make a great companion to any spring salad you like. Play around with different salads for even more flavour and fun.

A few notes on this salad dressing. Although the recipe calls for olive oil, you can also use fractionated coconut oil or avocado oil. Both a mild enough in flavour that it won’t disrupt the taste of this dressing.

If you don’t have time to do freshly squeezed orange juice, that’s totally understandable. Get a good quality store-bought brand, ideally one that is organic with a little bit of pulp.

And finally, make sure that you’re using red onion for this recipe. Red onions are mild in flavour compared to the white onions. Red onions are best used in dishes that require raw onions, while white onions are better for cooking. Red onions will hold up well for cutting too. White onions tend to dominate a dressing and since this is a raspberry and citrus flavour, we definitely don’t want an overpowering onion taste.


Raspberry Citrus Vinaigrette

This dressing will keep in a mason jar in the fridge for 5 days.

  • Author: Leigh


  • 1 cup of organic olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen raspberries, thaw for 30 minutes
  • 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp of finely diced red onion
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp of maple syrup


Place all of your ingredients into a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds.

Transfer to a mason jar and store in the fridge.


For a slight variation on this dressing, add a few drops of Young Living+ Lime, Lemon or Orange essential oil to it.

If you make this recipe, I would love to see it. Please tag me over on Instagram @holsitic_leigh I really enjoy seeing your creations and the boys will feel so happy too as they feel like they helped me co-create this dressing.

Have a great day,