Raspberry Vinaigrette Recipe

Raspberry Vinaigrette Recipe:

 Courtesy of: Carole A. Haffey, Food Stylist

 Makes about 1 ½ cups


1 cup fresh raspberries

⅓ cup red wine vinegar

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

⅔ cup oil (olive oil or avocado oil)


Puree raspberries and red wine vinegar.

Add Dijon mustard, salt and pepper.

While whisking this mixture slowly drizzle in oil to emulsify mixture.

Note: KitchenAid Chopper (Mini Food Processor)

I use my KitchenAid Chopper to make this recipe.  If you have the 5-cup unit with the Whisking Accessory, this is how I make it:  Use the Multi-Purpose blade for pureeing the raspberries and vinegar.  Then, take that blade out and put in the whisking accessory (just press down right on top of the puree.)  You can add half the oil with the puree, then running the unit on the puree speed, add the rest of the oil, little by little, through the drizzle basin.  

If you don’t have the Whisking Accessory, you can use the Multi-Purpose blade the whole time, just use the drizzle basin to add all the oil.

PRINTABLE RECIPE: Raspberry Vinaigrette

Recipes for KitchenAid Chopper

Hello all -  Some of you have been asking for recipes that can be made using the KitchenAid Chopper (Mini-Food Processor).  Here I'll provide links to recipes I have created for use in the chopper and links to recipes from other sites that work well in the chopper.  ENJOY! 😊


Coconut Almond Energy Bars

Cream Cheese Glaze

One Big Chocolate Chip Cookie

One Big Peanut Butter Cookie

(You can triple the Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe for 4 cookies)

Oreo Upside Down Cake: (I make the cookie crust & glaze with the chopper)

Powdered Sugar Glaze


Arugula Walnut Pesto

Avocado Dressing

Basil Burger Sauce

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing & DIp

"Caesar" Dressing

Cauliflower Pesto

Chimichurri Sauce

Homemade Caesar Dressing Recipe (no raw egg)

Homemade Caesar Dressing - epicuricloud.com.jpg

What to do, what to do?

...you're ready to make a Caesar salad and you realize you forgot to buy Caesar dressing - ugh!  (or in my case, left the refrigerated type in the back of my hot car all day) 😆

Usually I make homemade salad dressings or just use oil and vinegar, but for some reason I have always bought Caesar dressing - I think the raw eggs scared me.  Turns out a little mayonnaise solves that problem as it contains pasteurized eggs.  

Disclaimer: I realize this recipe is not 100% "traditional" Caesar dressing - (see quotation marks in recipe title)  However, it's super delicious and better than anything you can buy in a bottle.  I loved the creamy, lemony and Parmesan flavor so much, I was using it as a dressing, spread and dip all week long!

I used my KitchenAid 3.5 cup Chopper to make this dressing, but you could make it in any chopper, food processor or blender.  I love how you can grind a few chunks of fresh Parmesan right in your chopper instead of using pre-ground - really makes a big taste difference!


Homemade "Caesar" Dressing Recipe

Tina Verrelli - epicuricloud.com

Makes about 1 3/4 cups



1/2 cup finely ground or shredded Parmesan Cheese (or to grind yourself - use 4, 1" x 1" chunks of Parmesan)

1-2 garlic cloves (depending how much you like garlic - I used 1 small)

1 cup mayonnaise ( I used light Hellman's)

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt (it's what I always use at home, if using regular table salt, use a little less)

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard

1 teaspoon anchovy paste (optional)

3 tablespoons oil



If grinding your own cheese, go ahead and do that.

To the ground cheese, add you garlic clove(s) and process until finely minced with the cheese.

Add the rest of the ingredients except for the oil and process until smooth.

With the machine running, drizzle in slowly 3 tablespoons oil.

Printable Recipe: Homemade "Caesar" Dressing