Blueberry vinaigrette salad dressing is the perfect way to add mouthwatering flavor to all of your favorite summer salads. It's light and refreshing, perfect for warm weather! Plus, you'll only need five minutes and a handful of ingredients to make this simple, healthy recipe.
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This vinaigrette is really delicious and also very pretty. It features bright purple and blue hues that look stunning and add excitement to a simple salad. Vibrant food always tastes better for some reason!
Blueberries are full of antioxidants (this is why they have such intense color). They also contain lots of potassium and vitamin C. These sweet berries are most certainly a great addition to a healthy diet. (source: webmd).
Extra virgin olive oil is another key ingredient in this recipe and it also contains a lot of antioxidants along with healthy fats, vitamins and anti-inflammatory properties! (source: healthline)
I love a good homemade salad dressing because you can pack it full of nutritious ingredients that will benefit your body! Plus, they're so quick and easy to make. There's really no downside.
Ingredients For Blueberry Dressing
- Fresh blueberries: sweet and ripe, the star ingredient for our dressing! *Note: frozen blueberries can be used in lieu of fresh. I would recommend letting them thaw out a little before blending.
- Olive oil: hearty extra virgin olive oil adds great flavor to this dressing.
- Vinegar: white wine (or red wine) vinegar. Apple cider vinegar or balsamic will also work.
- Sweetener: agave, honey or maple syrup (I typically use agave)!
- Garlic: whole, fresh cloves.
- Dijon mustard: whole grain or ground (both garlic and mustard act as emulsifiers in this dressing which means they help bind oil and vinegar).
- Salt & pepper: I use one half teaspoon of each. Taste test and add a little more if desired.
How To Make Blueberry Vinaigrette
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- Start by rinsing berries and pat them dry.
- Measure all ingredients into a blender or food processor. My ninja blender (pictured below) came with a cup that can be used for individual smoothies. It just so happens to work perfectly for salad dressings!
- Puree on high for 30-60 seconds until smooth.
- Drizzle on all of your favorite salads and enjoy!
Use Your Vinaigrette On:
This dressing is delicious on all kinds of salads. I recommend adding it to my Simple Garden Salad Recipe or this amazing Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Salad. You might also consider drizzling a little of your vinaigrette on a Fresh Burrata Caprese Salad, YUM!
Berries: Use this recipe as a formula for all kinds of fruity dressings. Use raspberries, strawberries or blackberries as a substitute for blueberries (or try a mix)!
Oil: you can reduce the amount of oil used in this recipe if you want a lower calorie dressing (or leave it out all together). I've tried this recipe without oil and it was still delicious, though the texture was a little different and the dressing did solidify in the refrigerator overnight. I was able to thin it back out by whisking in some additional vinegar.
Vinegar: If you like a thinner dressing, you can add extra vinegar to this recipe. I recommend adding just one teaspoon at a time so you don't overdo it. Stop once you've reached your desired texture!
Transfer your blueberry vinaigrette to an airtight food storage container or mason jar. It should last for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Be sure to shake well before each use!
What cheese goes well with blueberry vinaigrette?
I especially love adding crumbled goat and feta cheese to salads with blueberry dressing. White cheddar is also delicious. One time, in a pinch, I paired this vinaigrette with queso fresco and it was very tasty!
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Quick Blueberry Vinaigrette Recipe
- 1 cup blueberries
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- ⅓ cup white wine vinegar *see note below
- Juice from 1 large lemon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard *see note below
Recipe notes:White wine vinegar: red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar will also work. Dijon mustard: I like to use whole grain, but finely ground is fine!
- Rinse blueberries and pat dry.
- Add blueberries, olive oil, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, salt, ground black pepper and dijon mustard to a blender.
- Puree on high for 30-60 seconds until smooth.
- Add dressing to all of your favorite salads and enjoy!
- Transfer dressing to an airtight container or mason jar. Store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days and shake well before each use.
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