This Blueberry Vinaigrette is ready in only 5 minutes and the perfect, simple salad dressing for summer!
Warm weather is around the corner and I am so excited for all the fresh fruit that will be available soon. This Blueberry Vinaigrette is simple to make and works as a great summer salad recipe. This recipe is ready in only 5 minutes and requires zero cooking.
This blueberry dressing is also versatile and can be made with several types of fruits for more unique flavor combinations. My son is such a big fan of this dressing that he eats it alone with a spoon. I hope you love this smooth and sweet salad dressing!
Blueberry Vinaigrette is easy to make, versatile and perfect for summer!
What You Need To Make Homemade Dressing
The kitchen tools you will need to make a vinaigrette are:
- A Blender or Food Processor: I have used both a blender and food processor for this dressing and both work great. You just want to make sure that you blend the vinaigrette very well, so that it is smooth and no chunks of blueberries remain.
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- An Airtight Storage Container: Personally, I like to use an old mason jar for all my homemade dressings. They work great, and are inexpensive to purchase. Alternatively, you could use a glass or plastic storage container, or salad dressing container.
The ingredients you will need to make a blueberry dressing are:
- Fresh Blueberries: Fresh blueberries work the best for this dressing, but frozen could be used as well. You may need to adjust the amount of olive oil you use, because the blueberries will hold and release more moisture than fresh ones.
- Honey and Sugar: I love this dressing a bit on the sweet side. You could use one, both or neither or these sweeteners and you should taste and adjust the blueberry vinaigrette to your personal tastes.
- Lemon Juice: Fresh or bottled lemon juice is fine.
- Olive Oil: Make sure you use plain olive oil and NOT extra virgin olive oil. The taste is much more neutral, and will let the blueberries shine. Alternatively, you could use another neutral tasting oil like avocado oil for this homemade dressing.
How To Make Blueberry Vinaigrette
- Combine all ingredients into wither a blender or food processor.
- Mix on low-medium until vinaigrette is well combined and no chunks of blueberries remain. I usually let mine run for at least 2 minutes.
- Once done, taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking. Also, if the blueberry dressing is too thick you can add a touch more oil and blend more until the consistency is smooth and thin.
Storing Leftover Dressing
You will need to store the leftover blueberry salad dressing in an airtight container. I recommend using either a mason jar, glass Pyrex container or a dressing holder.
Store the dressing in the fridge for up to 1 week and enjoy with recipe of choice. When ready to eat, make sure to give the vinaigrette a good shake to recombine all of the ingredients. Using a mason jar makes this process super simple.
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Common Homemade Dressing Questions
Can this homemade vinaigrette be frozen?
Yes, you can freeze the blueberry salad dressing for up to 3 months. Personally, I like to combine the dressing extremely well then pour it in a plastic ice cube tray. This makes it very simple to pop out a single serving of dressing and add to a salad. Before using the frozen dressing make sure to let it defrost in the fridge.
Can I use different fruit besides blueberries?
Absolutely! This vinaigrette can be made with strawberries, blackberries, or raspberries for more variations. If you are feeling like making a whole new dressing that is unique try adding several fruits together. Of course using a different fruit will change the overall flavor, but I love how versatile this recipe is.
I hope you and your family love this Easy Blueberry Vinaigrette Dressing recipe. If you are looking for the perfect salad to pair this dressing with check out my Grilled Peach Salad.
Easy Blueberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
- Combine all ingredients into wither a blender or food processor. Blend on low-medium until vinaigrette is well combined and no chunks of blueberries remain. I usually let mine run for at least 2 minutes.
- Once well combined, taste and adjust the flavor of the dressing to your liking. Also, if the blueberry dressing is too thick you can add a touch more oil and blend more until the consistency is smooth and not thick. Enjoy!
Storing LeftoversStore leftover blueberry dressing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. When ready to enjoy make sure to shake it up to recombine all the ingredients.
Olive Oil NoteMake sure you use plain olive oil and NOT extra virgin olive oil. The taste is much more neutral, and will let the blueberries shine. Alternatively, you could use another neutral tasting oil like avocado oil for this homemade dressing.
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