Blueberry vinaigrette next to a fresh salad topped with grilled salmon.
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Blueberry vinaigrette

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Fresh blueberry vinaigrette dressing is a berry-licious dressing for your healthy summer salads. This sweet yet tangy dressing goes particularly well with slightly bitter greens like arugula. Fresh blueberries are best for making this dressing.

Blueberry vinaigrette next to a fresh salad topped with grilled salmon.
Sweet yet tangy blueberry vinaigrette

Arugula is one of my favorite greens. It’s also sometimes referred to as “rocket” lettuce. While still mild, it also has a slightly “peppery” flavor and bite to it, which is why it tastes great with the balance of tangy and slightly sweet dressings.

Fresh blueberries are in abundance this time of year and I’m always looking for new ways to get their health benefits into our diets. Blueberries are full of antioxidants, fiber, folate and vitamin C (just to name a few). If you can find them, fresh local mountain huckleberries are also a great substitute for the blueberries. They are often available at farmer’s markets this time of year.

Picking fresh blueberries. A handful of blueberries on the bush.
Picking fresh blueberries

This salad with blueberry vinaigrette is made with mixed baby greens, arugula, poached salmon, red onion and toasted almonds. This blueberry vinaigrette recipe yields about ½ cup of vinaigrette. It should be enough for a medium to large salad for four people. The blueberry vinaigrette goes particularly well with salmon and makes a healthy and delicious meal.

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Blueberry vinaigrette

Fresh blueberry vinaigrette dressing is a berry-licious dressing for your healthy summer salads.

  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. The vinaigrette dressing can be stored in the fridge 3-5 days.

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This sweet yet tangy dressing goes particularly well with slightly bitter greens like arugula. Contents of the salad picture on the blog are: mixed baby greens, arugula, poached salmon, red onion and toasted almonds.

 

19 Comments

  1. This looks so fresh and delicious! It’s the perfect dressing for this or any other salad. A must-try!

     
  2. I bet this dreseing is delicious with the salmon! I happen to have blueberries in the frig! I’m giving this a try!

     
  3. Can you make it with frozen blueberries?

     
    • Michelle Barsness

      Hi Edna, Thanks for visiting. Yes, give it a try with frozen blueberries (thawed out, of course for the right consistency).

       
  4. I so much prefer fresh dressings like this! We have switched to making ours entirely now and I almost can’t stand the super creamy calorie packed store bought ones anymore.

     
    • Michelle Barsness

      Hi Abbey, You are so right! Store bought is often full of preservatives and too much sugar also. I hope you enjoy this dressing. It’s very summery.

       
  5. Oh man, this makes my mouth water! Yum!

     
  6. This looks fabulous! I am always looking for great dressing recipes and I love how this one has fruit in it. Thanks for the great post!!

     
  7. Made the blueberry vinaigrette dressing and poured it on my salad, it’s lovely. Blueberries are also an excellent source of polyphenols antioxidants too.

     
  8. I love easy salad dressings! I have a question could I use frozen blueberries? In Panama, fresh blueberries are not so easy to find.

     
    • Michelle Barsness

      Hi Nadja, Thank you for visiting. Yes, use your frozen blueberries. Although, I would let them thaw first, which won’t take long since it is not a large quantity. You want vinaigrette, not a smoothie when you blend it.

       
  9. Oh my word. Talk about yummy. I love blueberries and this vinaigrette looks so delicious! What a great dressing to perk up any salad!!

     
  10. I made the dressing to your recipe and it was so good! It encourages me to eat more salad. Thank you, Michelle.

     

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