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The Best 5-Ingredient Salad Dressing

This delicious raspberry red pepper basil salad dressing is the perfect combination of savory and sweet!

Hey mama! If you’re bored of the same old store-bought dressing and are looking for a fresh alternative, I’ve got a recipe for you. This super simple, five-ingredient salad dressing is the perfect warm weather salad dressing. It’s dairy free, citrus free and free of the top 8 major allergens.

Food allergies force you to get creative

Dietary restrictions can be a real pain in the you-know-what. Our little one has so many food sensitivities to high-histamine foods, which trigger her eczema. So, I’ve had to get very creative with many of my meals.

You wouldn’t believe how many store-bought salad dressings and marinades have citrus, soy, egg or dairy products hiding in them. Even avocado causes her to react. It got so bad I would eat salad dry (yuck!) just to avoid a flare up that would cause her to get red and itchy.

This salad dressing is super simple and only requires five ingredients!

Eventually I was sick of eating dry rabbit food. That’s how this super simple, five-ingredient salad dressing came to be. We had some ingredients in our fridge I needed to use and, well, this one came out pretty darn tasty!

This delicious raspberry red pepper basil salad dressing is the perfect combination of savory and sweet. It tastes especially delicious on a chicken salad.

Here’s what you’ll need

  • Handful of raspberries (frozen or fresh)
  • Handful of fresh basil
  • 1/2 red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 tbsp, olive oil
  • 1 tbsp, apple cider vinegar

All you have to do is throw the ingredients into a blender or food processor (I use this one because it’s the perfect size for small batches), pulse it until the ingredients are combined into a liquid consistency of your preference, and wa-lah! You’ve got a delicious new dressing in your fridge that will make Panera jealous.

Store it in a container like this for up to one week. Depending on how much dressing you like on your salad, you should be able to dress two or three salads. Enjoy, mama!

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