Look at this blueberry vinaigrette dressing! Such a gorgeous shade of purple. Just looking at it makes me happy. Have I mentioned that purple is one of my favorite colors? Also, I absolutely adore blueberries. They’re pretty high on my ranking of favorite fruits.
I’m super excited that we are getting closer to warmer weather, because it means berry season! I am determined to go to a pick your own berry farm this year – something I’ve never done before. It’s a tradition for us to go apple picking every fall and I always love hunting out the perfect fruit, so I’m sure I will love picking berries. Plus, I believe that there are some farms that are pretty close to a few wineries. What better way to spend a summer day than sampling wine and picking berries? Anyways, that is still a couple months away, so we’ll get back to this lovely blueberry vinaigrette.
This vinaigrette is very quick and easy, only taking six ingredients! Simply put everything together in a food processor and puree until smooth. It uses real blueberries and is deliciously sweet yet tart. A little bit of agave or maple syrup is used to add sweetness while red wine vinegar adds some acidity.
I’ve enjoyed this dressing on a variety of salads. It was fantastic on a simple salad consisting of baby spinach, red onions, pecans, and, of course, blueberries (pictured above). I’ve also used it in a quinoa and beet salad with shredded kale. It’s even great to use to flavor plain quinoa. Really there are so many options!
If you try it let me know! I would love to hear what kind of salad you paired this with.
A simple vinaigrette made with fresh blueberries.
- ⅓ cup fresh blueberries
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil or other neutral vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon agave or maple syrup
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
Add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor or blender.
Puree until smooth.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
Yields approximately 2/3 cup.