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DIY Raspberry Vinaigrette

I'm always on the lookout for easy and yummy homemade salad dressings.  This one was a standout in that it tasted great and satisfied my sweet tooth, so I thought I'd share. 

First, the ingredients:

1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 c. red wine vinegar
1/4 to 1/2 a small red onion (depending on how much you like onion and whether or not you're planning to share an intimate moment with someone later in the day  . . . and whether or not that person will also be eating the salad dressing . . . you get the point)
1/4 c. olive oil
1/2 tsp. poppy seeds

Now, if you're like me, you're wondering "where's the raspberry?"  A quick Google search revealed that often raspberry vinaigrette is made with no raspberry whatsoever.  Who knew?  Apparently, the label is more to do with the color.

Anyway, throw everything but the poppy seeds into your blender or food processor and blend until well mixed.  Stir in the poppy seeds, and you're ready to serve! 

We used this atop a shredded lettuce, apple, and toasted almond salad, but I suspect it'd be pretty good on most any salad.  Also, I can't be sure exactly how long it will keep, but all ingredients are shelf-stable, so I'd imagine it would keep for awhile.  I wouldn't know because I ate ours all up in a matter of 2 days.  ;)

Please let me know how you liked it if you decided to give it a try!