Blueberry Vinaigrette

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Add fresh flavor to your summer salads with this easy blueberry vinaigrette. Fruity and tangy, it’s perfect for using fresh or frozen blueberries.

Homemade salad dressing is one thing I love to make. It’s a good thing, considering how many salads I eat.

It’s deceptively easy to make salad dressing yourself, and yet most folks skip it. I’m here to tell you homemade vinaigrette is worth it!

Especially when it comes to this blueberry vinaigrette. It’s both tangy and tart and sweet all at once, and I love it on salads and grilled meats alike.

Plus, all you need is a blender or food processor and five minutes.

bottle of blueberry vinaigrette with salad behind

How to make blueberry vinaigrette

Wash and pat dry your blueberries. Remove any stems that are still attached, and discard any berries that are shriveled or moldy. 

If using frozen blueberries, make sure they are thawed before making this recipe.

Add the blueberries to a blender or food processor. I like to use a 3.5-cup food processor to make dressings.

Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until blueberries are chopped and dressing is completely emulsified.

Taste and add more salt or pepper to personal taste. If your dressing is thicker than you’d like, add a bit of water or more vinegar.

Transfer to a dressing cruet or mason jar with lid.

blueberry vinaigrette in bottle

Substitutions and additions

This recipe calls for blueberries, but you could easily swap in other fruits.

Try it with strawberries, cherries, or even peaches. 

I use olive oil in this recipe, but you can use another variety like grapeseed oil, avocado oil, or walnut oil.

You can use a different kind of vinegar if balsamic isn’t your thing. Try it with cider vinegar or champagne vinegar! You can also use white vinegar if that’s all you have.

Storage tips

Blueberry vinaigrette will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. 

Make sure to give it a quick shake or stir before pouring on to reincorporate the ingredients.

spinach salad dressed with blueberry vinaigrette

Other dressing recipes you might like

Enjoy this blueberry salad dressing on your favorite salads like grilled chicken salad, or as a sauce for pork or duck.

blueberry vinaigrette in bottle

Blueberry Vinaigrette

Add fresh flavor to your summer salads with this easy blueberry vinaigrette. Fruity and tangy, it’s perfect for using fresh or frozen blueberries.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 156 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and purée until smooth. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed.
  • Serve immediately, or store in the fridge for up to a week, making sure to give it a shake to redistribute ingredients.

Notes

Makes about 1 cup.

Nutrition

Serving: 2 tablespoonsCalories: 156 kcalCarbohydrates: 9 gFat: 14 gSaturated Fat: 1 gSodium: 134 mgSugar: 8 g
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7 Comments

  1. And, evidently after reading the tweets from the most recent BH, they still aren’t our crowd.

    I’m making this dressing today. I need my salads singing. It’s too hot and humid for much of anything else. :0)

  2. I feel like you posted this just for me. I’ve been beating myself up for not getting to a BlogHer conference yet and have wondered if it would be worth it.

    I will be trying your recipe. I exclusively use homemade dressings. Nothing in a bottle tastes good to me. My husband will love this blueberry one!

    1. @Mad Betty, See, I think it could be really great, provided the brands present are the ones you actually want to work with. The sessions stunk IMO, which explains why the bulk of what you hear about BH has nothing to do with the sessions.

      I did enjoy BlogHer Food, though I don’t know if it was because it was here! (ie skewed viewpoint)

  3. Love it! My husband requests this all the time. I omit the salt bc he can’t have it..no one misses it….delicious?

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