Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing + Salad Recipe

Salad is the perfect thing to serve on a warm summer day. They are filling and good for you, and they can be absolutely delicious if you make them right. This salad combines candied pecans (yum!) with a sweet raspberry vinaigrette dressing that makes a salad worthy of sharing at your next gathering, or whipping up for a perfect afternoon lunch. Make extra raspberry vinaigrette and your salads will be pulled together in minutes next time!

Raspberry Vinaigrette Salad

This has four total recipes, one for the candied pecans, a recipe to create a raspberry puree that you’ll then turn into the raspberry vinaigrette dressing and then finally the directions to pull it all together into one yummy salad recipe.

Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing


  • 1 1/2 cup Raspberry puree
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 5 tsp agave
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt


Remove the raspberry puree (recipe below) from the refrigerator and sit aside.

In a separate bowl pour the olive oil, agave, vinegar, mustard and salt and pepper. Whisk together.

Add the reduced down raspberry puree to the other ingredients while continuing to whisk.

Chill before adding to the salad.

Raspberry Vinaigrette Salad

Raspberry Puree Recipe


  • 4 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Juice from 1/2 fresh lemon


Put all ingredients in a pot over medium heat, stirring often.

Bring mixture to a boil until it begins to thicken.

Using a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl or large glass pour the heated berry mixer to removed seeds. If mixture is too thick to go through strainer use the back of a large spoon and mash the mixture forcing it through.

Pour into a lidded container to allow to cool in the refrigerator.

Candied Pecans Recipe


  • Pecans
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup condensed milk


Using a large sealable bowl place pecans on the bottom of the bowl add rest of ingredients on top and seal the bowl. Shake well until evenly coated.

Bake at 350°F for 12-15 minutes. Let cool to room temp.

Raspberry Vinaigrette Salad


  • Mix leafy green salad bag
  • Kale, chopped
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Mini tomatoes
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • Candied Pecans
  • Raspberry vinaigrette dressing

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Add salad and kale to a large bowl. Add in blueberries, raspberries, mini tomatoes. Lightly toss.

Top with blue cheese and candied pecans.

Drizzle with raspberry vinaigrette dressing and serve.

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What’s your favorite summer salad?


About Janel

Hi, I'm Janel! I'm the owner and lead blogger here at A Mom's Take. I have five little boys age 8 and under. I am a Phoenix based mom blogger and love the sun. I love to travel and have been known for planning trips specifically to hit the roller coasters! I enjoy digital scrapbook and design and I'm obsessed with board games.


Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing + Salad Recipe — 13 Comments

  1. This sounds right up my alley! Summer salads have been a staple for lunch lately. Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  2. this is so light am going to try as we have lovers of raspberry in our family

  3. I was strictly a ranch dressing person. Every salad I ate had to have ranch dressing on it until one day I went to a restaurant that didn’t have it (imagine that) so I picked Raspberry Vinaigrette to try it out. I loved it. Now depending on where I go I choose one or the other. This recipe sounds delicious. I’ll have to try and make it and see if my family enjoys it. Thank you for sharing.

  4. I am always looking for a great salad to take to work with me! Thanks so much for the recipe! I can’t wait to try the dressing! Yum!
    Gina Marie from Always Savory

  5. My favorite summer salad is my Chicken Cucumber Pasta salad that I make every year! I sure love this raspberry vinaigrette recipe. I will have to try it on a Summer salad!

  6. This is a recipe that seems so perfect for summer with all the delicious produce and berries. I bet adding a little steak would be amazing as well! Can’t wait to try it.

  7. This dressing is amazing. It’s a perfect time to make it too since raspberries are on sale.

  8. That dressing looks delicious, Jane. It would go with so many different foods-yum!

    Best wishes via the Bouquet of Talent linky.
    Natasha in Oz