Homemade Blueberry Vinaigrette ♥ Recipe

Homemade Blueberry Vinaigrette ♥ AVeggieVenture.com, super-simple summer dressing especially good with peaches and goat cheese. Low Carb. Vegan. WW1.
Today's easy-easy summer salad dressing recipe: A simple vinaigrette made with fresh blueberries. Low Carb. Vegan. Very Weight Watchers friendly, just PointsPlus 1.

How easy is this? Just a big handful of blueberries plus the usual suspects for a vinaigrette, olive oil, garlic and vinegar. It tasted so fruity fresh – chalk up another successful entry in the continuing quest to never buy salad dressing again.

Plus, the mix of blueberries and blue cheese and blue peaches – oh wait, that would be just peaches, perfectly ripe – was magnificent.

"... it's amazing!" ~ Anonymous


Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Time to table: 10 minutes
Makes 1/2 cup

1 small clove garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon onion
2 tablespoons good vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons good olive oil
2 tablespoons fruit juice (I used sour cherry)
1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Lettuce greens
Fresh blueberries
Fresh peach slices
Blue cheese, goat cheese or feta crumbles
Toasted nuts

In a mini food processor, whiz the garlic and onion on their own, first. Then add the vinegar, sugar, olive oil and fruit juice and whiz again. If you're making ahead of time, stop here. Just before serving, add the blueberries and process until smooth.

Serve with lettuce greens topped fresh blueberries, peach slices, cheese crumbles and toasted nuts. So good!

The inspiring recipe suggests straining the seeds out but I didn't find that necessary.
After resting a few minutes, the dressing becomes quite viscous, almost jelly-like. The first time I made the vinaigrette, I started with just two tablespoons of olive oil but in order to pour it, was forced to add more oil than was needed for (my) taste. The second time I made it, to limit calories and fat grams, I used 2 tablespoons oil and 2 tablespoons fruit juice.
For aesthetics, I recommend drizzling the dressing over top since tossing the greens in the dressing creates a muddy look.
I think this dressing would be excellent with fresh cherries too!

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Beautiful and so anti-oxidant rich! Could you substitute agave nectar for the sugar? For me, that would be perfect.

Of course! And you'll be seeing more of this from me, too.

That looks so fresh and yummy.

Lydia beat me to it! I bet this would be delicious with agave. Such an unusual vinaigrette flavor- love it!

I had to smile when I saw your post because the last time my sister visited me we enjoyed a salad at a restaurant with blueberry salad dressing. When she went home she bugged me to call the restaurant to get their recipe. I called and emailed and got nothing... I am forwarding this great salad dressing to her. Thank you!

I can't wait to try this! This looks just beautiful, and blueberries are such a happy find right now.

Alanna, this looks like a fabulous vinaigrette. I love blueberries on salads, and will try this while they are still around. Thanks!

This looks quite delicious! I was searching for a recipe for something similar not long ago. I wanted a fruity dressing to sprinkle edible flower petals over. What I came up with was a bit too sweet. I didn't think to add garlic and onion for balance. I think your recipe will be perfect.

I see this is a old post but just wanted to say I was so happy to find this recipe.
I made it tonight and its amazing! Ever since a restaurant I frequent started serving blueberry vinaigrette as their house dressing I've wanted to have some at home and was never able to find any.
I happened to goto the restaurant tonight for a girls night only to find they switched chefs and changed the dressing!
So I came home and made this one for my husbands dinner and its such a close match to the one I love and miss so Thanks so much for posting!! :)

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