I often enjoy a salad with just a sprinkle of oil and vinegar. Sometimes I want a little more but don’t want to spend a lot of money for a store bought dressing. There is no need to spend money on bottled dressings, which are loaded with calories, preservatives and artificial flavorings.  Instead mix up your own Raspberry Jam Vinaigrette dressing with ingredients on hand in your pantry.

Raspberry Jam Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp seedless raspberry jam
½ cup red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1 cup olive oil

Directions:

Put the raspberry jam in a 2 cup glass measuring cup and microwave, uncovered, on high until the jam just melts, about 15 seconds. You could also melt the jam over low heat on your stove. To the container add the vinegar, salt and pepper. Whisk until combined. Continue whisking and slowly add the oil, whisking until well blended. Serve at once or cover and refrigerate.

Ingredients for Raspberry Jam Vinaigrette

Makes about 1 ½ cups of delicious dressing.

Next time your looking for a delicious homemade dressing look no further than your pantry. If you don’t have raspberry jam on hand try a different variation such as a blueberry jam vinaigrette. You’ll be pleased with the taste. Plus you won’t be consuming harmful preservatives and artificial flavorings.

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