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Raspberry Vinaigrette + Oxo Giveaway

As eagle eyed viewers of my blog will have noticed, I am a big fan of my Oxo Good Grips Garlic Press. Hence when I discovered Oxo were on Twitter I was only too keen to let them know and offered to review any of their products. I was kindly sent the Oxo Good Grips Salad Spinner and Salad Dressing Shaker. If you have never owned a salad spinner before then you don’t know what you’ve been missing. My husband bought me one when we got married and was not impressed when excitedly he told me he had a surprise gift for me! My initial reluctance to accept such a mundane gift was later replaced by a “how did I ever function without one of these” attitude.

After 16 years of solid service my spinner was beginning to show signs of wear and tear and I was thinking of replacing it. I hadn’t realised what a jalopy it had been until the Oxo Good Grips one arrived. Gone are the days of holding the lid down with my thumb to stop it flying off, as are the feelings of having done a gym workout just to get my lettuce dry. The Oxo one is a one touch wonder (well a few plunges) and even has a brake, plus for ease of storage the plunger can be retracted with a sliding lock. This truly is the Rolls Royce of salad spinners! So next I tried out the Oxo Good Grips Salad Dressing Shaker. Up until now I’d made and stored dressing in a plastic lidded beaker (very 70’s). Well I have now come out of the dark ages and could not be more pleased with my new Shaker. It is stylish, practical and pours beautifully. When your salad dressing splits into oil and vinegar layers you just shake and don’t need to worry that the lid might come flying off! If you’d like to win these great gadgets go to the end of this post for your chance to win them.

So armed with my new salad making gadgets I set about recreating a Raspberry Vinaigrette which I’d had a few years ago and loved. It had been a one off seasonal offering from a supermarket and I’m pleased to say that I think I nailed it! I paired my dressing off with an organic bag of baby leaves with rocket. The peppery flavour of rocket went really well with the tang of the raspberries and now that summer is finally here it’s the perfect way to use up any excess berries!

So you start by washing and spinning your salad leaves dry.

Put all the ingredients in a mini blender and whizz for a minute.

Now decant and serve with your favourite salad – Rocket goes very well.

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Raspberry Vinaigrette
 
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A summery dressing with fresh raspberries.
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Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Serves: 100ml
Ingredients
  • 60g Raspberries
  • 3 tbsp Walnut oil or Light olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tbsp Cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Runny honey
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and Freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Put all the ingredients into small blender/herb chopper and whizz for 1 minute.
  2. Store in fridge and shake before serving.
  3. Dress your favourite salad leaves.
Notes
The picture shows a double portion.

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  1. Paul Wilson

    Nice idea for vinagrette.

  2. Lesley Bambridge

    I love kitchen gadgets and I don’t have a salad spinner. my last one was a tupperware and lasted years

  3. Courtney

    Oooh great giveaway, that salad looks so nice!

    c.childs@live.co.uk

  4. Nic

    Wow, those look great!

  5. Jen

    Great looking gadgets and that dressing looks divine!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you!

  6. Susan El Carter

    The gadgets sound like ‘must-haves’ – I have been on the receiving end of a lid flying off whilst shaking stuff – not a pretty sight and takes forever to get rid of the oil stains.

    Never had a Salad Spinner – have resorted to shaking each leaf to rid of excess water. (I know – life’s too short to waft a lettuce leaf)

    1. Camilla

      Yep, life’s hard enough so lets rid ourselves of oil stains and wet leaves at least!

  7. Sandy ferguson

    That is so clever, perfect for adding a little something special to the humble salad!
    Would really love this!

  8. Fiona Martin

    Always wanted a salad spinner but never got round to buying one – always shake the leaves but fed up of excess water running across my plate!! And I love the Oxo design – they look fab – would love to win.

    1. Camilla

      Fingers crossed:-D

  9. Gill Bland

    Ooh a salad spinner. My husband would shake his head, but it’s make my take-to-work salads so much less soggy!

  10. Jo Young

    I’ve got loads of raspberries at the moment and that dressing sounds delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, wish I had raspberry bush!

  11. Maggie

    I like the posh salad spinner. Oxo is a very reliable brand and I like the fact it’s non slip too! Great post.

    1. Camilla

      You’re right, I don’t think Oxo make anything that slips!

  12. Hele R

    Thank you for the recipe. It looks yummy!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you. Do come again!

  13. Jacqueline @How to be a Gourmand

    What a beautiful Vinaigrette! Rich in colour and in flavour!. I agree with you – a salad spinner is worth having especially if you have salads very often!

    1. Camilla

      We seem to be living off salad at the moment, and now my new gadgets put a big smile on my face!

  14. rita cooks italian

    I love the way you decant the vinaigrette! It looks good and I’ sure it is delicious on top of your favourite salad leaves.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Rita:-)

  15. Sophie

    Sounds fab – I haven’t got a salad spinner at the mo and could really use one! Handy gadget!

    1. Camilla

      Good luck Sophie!

  16. Diana Cotter

    That’s a particularly neat mini-blender :) The other gadgets are pretty nifty too….

    1. Camilla

      You’ll find them all on my Kitchenalia page!

  17. Jean Bolsover

    Very handy gadgets :)

  18. Zoe

    Always been a bit snooty about salad spinners but might have to give them another thought now!

    1. Camilla

      You should, I couldn’t live without one now!

  19. Catherine

    oooh they look very good indeed, fingers crossed!

  20. Mich Puece of Cake

    What handy gadgets to have! And your vinaigrette looks very delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Very handy and thank you for the compliment:-)

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