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Creamy Raspberry Vinaigrette

Easy Healthy Creamy Raspberry Vinaigrette made refined sugar-free and lower in fat than regular store-bought salad dressing. This vibrant, tangy salad dressing recipe is amazing on just about any green salad!
Creamy Raspberry Vinaigrette |

This sunset pink healthy raspberry vinaigrette may resemble a smoothie, cotton candy, or a Polly Pocket Pull-Out Playhouse, but I assure you what the dressing lacks in he-man super hero colors it makes up for with flavor.

Easy to prepare, loaded with yummy berry tang and naturally sweetened with honey, this simple yet powerfully flavorful salad dressing is a surefire way to keep your salad game strong.

Drizzle it over any combination of greens and veggies with your choice of protein, nuts, seeds, and cheese for a real deal meal!

I love it on my Raspberry and Pistachio Salad with Creamy Raspberry Vinaigrette.

Raspberry Pistachio Salad with Creamy Raspberry Vinaigrette |

If you enjoy creamy dressings and detest mayonnaise with every crevasse of your salad-crunching soul, you’ll love this recipe!

No mayo here, just simple ingredients and a whole lotta pink! I use plain yogurt to take the place of mayo and keep it luscious.

Ingredients for Healthy Raspberry Vinaigrette:

Fresh raspberries, olive oil, white vinegar, honey, and plain yogurt is all we need!

For added citrusy flair, you can add in some fresh lemon juice. Love sweeter dressings? Add more honey! 

You can also swap the honey for pure maple syrup or regular granulated cane sugar if you’d like.

Creamy Raspberry Vinaigrette |

How to Make Healthy Raspberry Vinaigrette:

We start by making a sort of raspberry syrup by heating the raspberries on a stove top. Once they come to a boil, we mash them up until we have a raspberry sauce. From here, we must strain the juice from the pulp, as we will only be using the juice. This ensures the dressing is very creamy.

Once the raspberry syrup is chilled, simply add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend well until it’s perfectly smooth and creamy. Taste the dressing for flavor and add more honey or sea salt to your personal taste.

Use on all of your salads from now ’till forevermore!

Take a looksy at my Massaged Kale Salad with Creamy Blueberry Vinaigrette for a similarly delicious dressing recipe!

And here’s where we break it down.

Creamy Raspberry Vinaigrette |

Creamy Raspberry Vinaigrette

Creamy raspberry vinaigrette is a delicious, healthier homemade salad dressing recipe perfect for any salad!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
2 Cups


  • 1.5 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/3 cup olive oil or grapeseed oil
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt*
  • 1 to 3 Tbsp honey, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, to taste


  • Heat the raspberries and 1 tablespoon of water in a small saucepan over medium heat, covered.
  • After a couple of minutes, juices will begin seeping out of the raspberries. Use a fork to mash the raspberries and allow the mixture to come to a gentle boil.
  • Remove the cover from the saucepan and allow the mixture to gently bubble for a couple of minutes, ensuring the raspberries are completely softened. Add the honey and stir to combine.
  • Pour the raspberry mixture into a bowl or container and place it in the refrigerator until completely cold.
  • Using a fine strainer, strain the raspberry mixture into a bowl, separating the pulp from the syrup. Press the raspberry pulp into the strainer to get out as much liquid as possible. Save the raspberry pulp for a smoothie or to put on ice cream later, and use the raspberry syrup for this dressing.
  • In a small blender (I used my magic bullet), combine all of the ingredients, including the raspberry syrup. Blend until completely combined and creamy. If you don’t have a blender, you can whisk all of the ingredients together in a bowl vigorously.
  • Taste the raspberry dressing for flavor and add more honey (or sweetener of choice) until it reaches your desired level of sweetness. I recommend 1 to 3 tablespoons to start out. Add more sea salt if desired.
  • Use creamy raspberry vinaigrette on your favorite salads!


*I used whole milk yogurt, which I recommend because it makes a creamier flavor and texture than low-fat. Refrigerate in a sealed container for up to one week.
Store Raspberry vinaigrette in an airtight container such as a mason jar in your refrigerator for up to 1 week.


Serving: 2Tbsp - Calories: 134kcal - Carbohydrates: 7g - Fat: 12g - Fiber: 2g - Sugar: 4g
Course: Salsas, Sauces, Spreads, Dips, & Dressings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy raspberry vinaigrette, healthy raspberry vinaigrette, healthy salad dressing recipes, low fat salad dressing, salad dressing
Servings: 2 Cups
Calories: 134kcal
Author: Julia
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Carmell Clark

Wednesday 19th of July 2023

I just made this recipe but when I finished, the dressing was not sweet at all, and actually had a bitter edge to it that was not pleasant. I had only added 1/2 the salt to check it before adding more. I should probably have done that with the vinegar as well.

To solve the problem, I added 1/4 tsp of pure monkfruit sweetener but it still was not lightly sweet and still had the bitter edge. Ultimately, I had to add a total of 4 Tbsp of liquid honey and puree each time in my nutri-bullet and the bitter edge was gone. It still is not sweet enough (and I don't care for too much sweet so... I just don't know). From my experience, I would cut the salt back, and add the vinegar 1 Tbsp at a time. I would also reheat the filtered syrup and add an extra couple Tbsp of honey to it.

It's a beautiful and simple recipe, and it is creamy (full fat yogurt) but it didn't come out as that lightly sweet berry vinaigrette that I'm familiar with.


Thursday 20th of July 2023

Hi Carmell! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback! I think a lot of people would want to add more sweetener too - I've gotten so used to not eating sweet things that I'm accustomed to vinegary/tangy dressings. I'll put an extra note in the recipe to add more honey or sweetener. I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. xo


Sunday 23rd of December 2018

This recipe looks very similar to one I used to make for my wife way back before we had kids. She asked for it for Christmas Dinner so I have been looking at recipes . The one I made used sour cream if I recall instead of yogurt though. Thanks for the recipe.


Thursday 12th of April 2018

can you use greek yogurt for this?


Thursday 12th of April 2018

Hi jenn,

Absolutely! Hope you enjoy. xo


Thursday 7th of April 2016

Added to my "go to" dressing recipes for sure! I only wish that you could show nutritional information, too.


Friday 22nd of January 2016

Eating this right now, delicious! I swapped the fresh raspberries for smuckers natural seedless raspberry jam/preserves out of convenience (sick toddler), not 1 1/2 cps though, much less but I didn't measure. Oh yeah and agave for the honey. Yummy!

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