California Central Coast Recipes
Our Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette is a refreshing and eye appealing dressing. For example, served cold on Grilled Romaine with Raspberry- Walnut Vinaigrette
quarters with additional raspberries and walnuts it can be a refreshing summer appetizer or salad.
Made with pureed raspberries, raspberry vinegar, white wine, walnut oil and minced basil it's a dressing that you'll look for novel new ways to serve it. Your guests will rave!!
Preparation time: 15 minutesCooking time:
1/4 Cup Raspberry Vinegar
1 Tablespoons White wine
1/3 Cup Walnut oil
1/8 teaspoons Salt
4 t. Roasted Walnuts , ground
3 to 4 Tablespoons Fresh Red Raspberries , washed and lightly pureed
Several grinds freshly cracked Black Pepper
1 t. Fresh Basil , minced
Additional whole raspberries for garnish , washed
Additional toasted walnuts for garnish
1 Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. When hot, toast enough walnuts for 10-15 minutes for dressing, and extra for garnish - if using. Chop the dressing's walnuts until ground. If using additional walnuts for garnish, coarsely chop those. Set aside for later.
2 Lightly puree about a half cup of raspberries. This will yield about a quarter of a cup pureed for the dressing. Set aside for later.
3 In a glass measuring cup large enough to hold the dressing, add the raspberry vinegar, white wine, walnut oil, salt, black pepper and fresh basil. With a small whip or fork, whip the ingredients together to emulsify and distribute evenly all the ingredients throughout the dressing.
4 Add the pureed raspberries and whip well.
5 Add the ground walnuts and whip well.
6 Taste and correct ingredients to personal taste. If you want a more raspberry-taste, add more raspberry puree. If you want more walnut-taste, add more ground walnuts.
7 Just before serving the salad with the dressing, do one more last-minute whip to the dressing to emulsify and suspend all of the dressing's ingredients and dribble over the food.
8 If using, add raspberry and walnut garnishes.
Serve this luscious dressing on grilled romaine lettuce, fruit, Spring Mix, pork or any other favorite food fancy.