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Arugula Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

arugula salad with raspberry-vinaigrette gluten-free recipe

There’s nothing like a refreshing salad on a hot summer’s day; this gluten free Arugula Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette hits the spot.  Finding gluten free salad is easy (arugula and raspberries don’t contain gluten).  Finding gluten free salad dressing is another story altogether.

Gluten lurks in the strangest places.  And salad dressing can contain various binders and flavorings (such as soy sauce) that are not gluten free.  That’s why I like to make my salad dressings from scratch –it’s a lot cheaper as well.

You can make this Raspberry Vinaigrette ahead of time and keep it in the fridge for up to a week.  And feel free to mix and match the dressing with other greens from your garden.

Arugula Salad

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  • 3-4 cups arugula
  • 1 pint raspberries

Raspberry Vinaigrette

  1. Place arugula and raspberries in a large bowl
  2. To make vinaigrette, place vinegar in a vitamix
  3. Turn machine onto medium speed and drizzle in olive oil
  4. Blend in raspberry fruit spread
  5. Toss desired amount of dressing over arugula and raspberries
  6. Refrigerate remaining dressing in a mason jar
  7. Serve

The flavors in this salad complement each other nicely –the sweet raspberries offset the sharp flavor of the savory (spicy) arugula.  This festive looking crowd pleaser is a great dish for potlucks, barbecues, or a simple everyday treat.  Adding fruit to a green salad is a little trick that I use to get my boys to eat more veggies.  This makes your salads visually appealing and just a bit more enticing as well.

Here are some of my other gluten free salads and vegetable based dishes that have a sweet element to them to lure your little ones into getting more greens:


posted on August 9, 2011

11 comments leave a comment

  1. Bev Weidner @ bevcooks.com

    AbsoLUTELY gorgeous.

    I nearly lost my balance at the sight of that salad.

  2. Kathleen Ayers

    I almost always make my own salad dressings. I prefer olive oil, and try different vinegars for variety, along with different herbs. My favorite additional ingredient is to add in some of my homemade iced tea–unsweetened. I brew the tea using a blend of black, green and herbal teas. The tea adds an unexpected flavor, and guests always seem to enjoy homemade salad dressing rather than store-bought.

  3. sas

    this comment is actually for everyone interested in gluten free labeling. The FDA has recently opened up comments from the public regarding gluten free labeling. Please go to http://www.newhope360.com and type “FDA gluten labeling) in the search box. It will take you to an article and at the bottom of the article is the link for how to submit your comment. It was really easy (and I’m not a computer person….). Please take the time to let the FDA know what you want in regards to gluten free labeling.
    Thanks sas

  4. I love this dressing recipe, can’t wait to try it. I don’t think we’ve purchased dressing off the shelf in a year. My go to is typically citrus and olive oil, I mean does it get better than that?

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  6. I make my own salad dressings as well. I’ve never made a Raspberry Vinaigrette before but this one looks so easy, I’m going to have to give it a try.

  7. Desirea Samhouri

    This was such a great recipe! I took the inspiration from this to make a homemade jalepeno dressing for a mango and arugula salad. it was very yummy though I had to use 4 tbls of the jelly and half the oil in order to get the spicy flavor I wanted.

  8. happy hearts {maternity photography} @ happyheartsphotography.com

    mmmm.. this looks like the perfect excuse for us to start doing this at home as well! thank you!

  9. Donna Weber

    I recently purchased the vitamix and have really enjoyed what I have made with it. My problem is finding recipes other than the few that come in the recipe book provided. Therefore, I am very happy to have found some good salad recipes to try. Thank you, Donna

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