Blueberry Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipe

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Balsamic Blueberry Vinaigrette is a sweet and tangy salad dressing recipe made with fresh blueberries. Only five ingredients and ready in seconds. Forget the bottled stuff and add a burst of flavor to any salad with this easy gluten-free salad dressing recipe.

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Originally published August 24, 2014. Updated with new photos and more useful information.

I feel like summer flavors get shortchanged in the food blogging world. Heck, maybe in the world in general. Everyone is quick to jump into pumpkin and apple, and I’m over here thinking that there are still good corn and tomatoes to be eaten. Watermelon still abounds. Peaches from my area of the country and just hitting their prime,

And can we talk about blueberries?! I don’t think I’ve had my fill yet.

Plus whether you have perfectly ripe and sweet and juicy blueberries or you need to use some up because they are starting to get a little squishy, this salad dressing recipe is what you need.

Got extra blueberries that you need to use ASAP?
Freeze them to blend some blueberry smoothies, or make peach blueberry fruit roll-ups.

A spoon with Maple Balsamic Blueberry Vinaigrette dripping into a jar

Blueberry Balsamic Dressing

Just toss those bloobs into a blender or mini food processor with a few ingredients to make a super simple, super yummy Blueberry Balsamic Salad Dressing that is a little sweet, nice and tangy, and will add a tremendous pop of flavor to your salad.

You can make it with honey or maple syrup, and both versions are absolutely delectable. But this gives you the option to make it not only gluten free, but paleo or vegan too. I have not tried it yet with a low carb liquid sweetener, but I expect this would be a great option to make it keto-friendly as well.

What kinds of salads go well with blueberry balsamic vinaigrette?
Get all of your favorite late summer flavors by drizzling it over and Arugula Salad with Grilled Peaches. Or use it as a marinade for chicken and make this Berry Balsamic Grilled Chicken Salad!

A small jar of Blueberry Balsamic Dressing

What You’ll Need

Overhead of ingredients to make Blueberry Balsamic Salad Dressing
  • Blueberries
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Honey or maple syrup
  • Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper

Blueberries

I typically use and recommend fresh blueberries. However, if you only have frozen, measure them while they are still frozen, but thaw before blending.

Honey or maple syrup

I originally made this blueberry vinaigrette recipe using maple syrup because I love the combination of blueberries and maple. If you make it this way, definitely use real maple syrup, not pancake syrup. It’s what gives it that robust sweetness.

However, I have also made it with honey. While the flavor is slightly different, it is still delicious.

With these options, you can suit your tastes and diet, as you have options to make it not only gluten free, but also paleo and vegan. I expect that a keto liquid sweetener would work as well.

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

  1. Combine everything in a small blender or mini food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a jar or other airtight container.

You can then use this dressing right away, or store it in the fridge for three our four days. If you plan to use it as both a marinade and a salad dressing, I recommend doubling the recipe.

Balsamic Blueberry Vinaigrette in a small jar with a spoon in front

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Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Sweet, tangy, and better than anything you’ll get in a bottle!
Prep: 5 mins
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries (frozen can be used, but measure while still frozen and thaw before blending)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ Tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • ½ Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Combine the ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to three or four days.

Notes

If you plan to use this recipe as both a marinade and a dressing, I recommend doubling it.
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
Amount Per Serving (2 Tablespoons (approximately))
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 17mg1%
Potassium 12mg0%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy!

15 Comments
  1. Vicki Meyer

    I picked your recipe because there is no thyme in it. I substituted cranberry sauce and it tadtes delicious. Thank you for your recipe and your effort.

  2. Blueberries are really delicious! And this salad dressing is such a great idea to have a twist of it. Just looking at the photos, you can tell that it is delicious and mouth satisfying.

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