Perfect vinaigrette for bitter greens and strong cheese, I even use it with cure meats as garnish.
- 1 cup Fresh RASPBERRIES
- 2 tablespoons RED WINE VINEGAR
- 2 tablespoons SUGAR
- 1 LEMON, juice
- 4 tablespoons MAPLE SYRUP
- ¼ cup EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
- Step 1 In a food processor at medium speed add the raspberries, red wine vinegar, sugar, lemon, maple syrup, salt and pepper. Then slowly add the extra virgin olive oil, after that transfer everything to an airtight glass container and save, use the vinaigrette within 6 days.
- You can use honey instead of maple syrup
- You can use other type of sugar if you want
Raspberries are delicious in any form you have them, I really don’t understand people that don’t like them, but I’m not here to judge. I’m here to give you ideas so you can try things that you like or not in different ways, maybe then, your taste for that ingredient would start growing on you.
I have this raspberry vinaigrette recipe for a few years now, I got this recipe from my cooking school, we were experimenting with different ingredients that can be used to contrast or complement flavor in food. I used raspberry in a vinaigrette because I knew that everybody was going to use it in a coulis (sweet raspberry sauce) or as a warm sauce for a savory dish. I was looking thru some recipes in a book I found at one of the Chef’s office and saw raspberries in a salad with a maple vinaigrette, which is delicious too. When I saw that recipe, it just clicked in my head, I was going to make a raspberry vinaigrette with maple syrup. I’m by no means saying that I invented the raspberry vinaigrette at all, but I can proudly say that this specific recipe, is my personal creation. I wanted the vinaigrette to have a little bit of bite and unexpected sweetness, that’s why I choose maple syrup and red wine vinegar. Also, I wanted this vinaigrette to stand with strong flavors like blue cheese and endives, as a matter of a fact, that is the recipe I showed in school. I made a Belgian endive salad with blue cheese and raspberry vinaigrette. It’s good, you should try it, I’ll give you the link at the end.
I want to invite you to make this salad and try it with strong cheese, salads, and even some cured meats, just as a garnish and I’m sure you’ll be blown away by the contrast of flavors you get.
In the meantime, get all your ingredients ready and LET’S GET COOKING!!!!