This article was sponsored by Litehouse Inc. All opinions are my own.

Let’s talk a minute about fruity dressings. I just posted a post a few weeks ago with a roasted strawberry dressing and I have to tell you, I am LOVING these naturally sweet dressings. They are ideal for spring and summer and I’m so excited to start using them more in my recipes! I’m also addicted to roasted onions right now as you can tell. I never liked onions until I started slow roasting them so they’re soft and tender and O’ so delicious. So, we’ve got some roasted onions for you today along with a raspberry lime dressing that will make you smile and get your taste buds excited for the warm weather!

Let me show you how you can easily make this ‘sunshine’ salad for yourself this week. It’s super easy and so flavorful.

Come on in.


Let’s start with the roasted onions. Have you ever made them?

Well, if you haven’t, they are SO worth it. I highly recommend roasting these babies until they’re so super soft and tender, they become sweet and no longer eye-watering! They pair perfectly with fresh fruit like the blackberries and apples that I used in this recipe. I wanted to create a fun Spring/Summer recipe that you can make for when you’re entertaining or when you just want a lazy night at home without takeout and WITH a whole lot of flavor. The fresh basil adds a touch of natural sweetness, as well, but the real superhero of this salad is the dressing. Yes, this raspberry lime dressing is ridiculously delicious and the best news is that you can buy it (and it’s super clean, so you don’t have to worry about making it yourself). It’s made by a brand that I truly admire. A brand that has a delicious line of organic dressings that are non-GMO and gluten-free with simple, easy to read ingredient lists.

Now, that’s what I like to hear.

So, what is this brand? Let me tell you!



Enter: Litehouse. A brand that I’ve had my eyeballs on for years. Their herbs are out of this world and now their organic dressings are getting rave reviews by all of my clients. So, of course, I had to try them out to let all of you know how they were.

Well, let’s just say, they didn’t disappoint. Talk about flavor. Wow.

I chose the raspberry lime vinaigrette dressing from a variety of their organic dressings and I seriously want to bring this with me everywhere I go. I’m dunking everything into it and kids love it, too.

It’s naturally sweet and super delicious for salads, marinades or even to dip veggies that are raw, roasted, steamed or sauteed. All you need is a little drizzle because the flavor goes a long way.

raspberry dressing

I know you’re all bored of your old salad dressings so get your little booty to the food store, save yourself some time and let’s get this spring/summer party started. Go have fun, make the below recipe and soak up the sunshine.

Litehouse Organic dressings, like the one above, are available in the refrigerated produce at your local retailer such as Kroger, Walmart, Safeway, Albertsons, Publix, Target, HEB and many more.




salad recipe

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Sunshine Blackberry & Apple Salad with Raspberry Lime Dressing {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Paleo}
Serves: 4
Free of gluten, dairy. Vegan, Paleo.
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the onions on a large rimmed baking sheet; drizzle with oil, sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Roast for 40 minutes or until they are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the apples, blackberries, grape tomatoes in a large bowl. Add the roasted onions when they're done. Then add the walnuts, basil and lemon zest. Drizzle with your desired amount of dressing; toss to combine and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Sunshine Blackberry & Apple Salad with Raspberry Lime Dressing {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Paleo}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 278 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Sodium 158mg7%
Potassium 773mg22%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1483IU30%
Vitamin C 56mg68%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This post was sponsored by Litehouse Inc. All opinions are my own.

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