Let's be honest, salad is boring without a tasty salad dressing. But, as we all know, eating fattening salad dressings is what turns a salad into a burger and fries in a matter of tablespoons. And, that is the reason I create tasty oil-free dressings like this blackberry vinaigrette recipe. Since I was making a blackberry salad, it obviously made sense to make a blackberry vinaigrette as well.
Because I love dressing, I chose fresh blackberries from the market. Blackberries from the farmers market, however, are much sweeter than the ones from the supermarket. So, it is very important to make sure you pick ripe berries from the store if a farmers market isn't available.
In my opinion, the perfect blackberries melt in your mouth like jam. Some, however, are tart, if not ripe. Blackberries are in season from June to September, so now is the time for jammy berries.
Once you've found ripe blackberries, the blackberry vinaigrette recipe is a breeze.
BLACKBERRY VINAIGRETTE BEGINS WITH FRESH BLACKBERRIES
Not only does blackberry vinaigrette taste fabulous, but it is also ridiculously easy to make. With five simple ingredients, you can make an oil-free, healthy dressing for any salad recipe.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE NEEDED FOR BLACKBERRY VINAIGRETTE RECIPE?
- Dijon Mustard
- Maple Syrup
- Apple Cider Vinegar
When heated, berries break down themselves in the pan and create a thick liquid. Even though other recipes suggest oil, the berries will liquify by simply stirring the, and mashing them with a wooden spoon. No oil is needed at all.
Once liquified, remove for the heat, and add the other ingredients, stirring to combine. That's it! Of course, the cooled dressing is then transferred to another container and refrigerated until it is ready to use.
Next, drizzle over my blackberry salad recipe. or your favorite salad. I prefer, for instance, serving this dressing with a savory and sweet salad with fruit. But, don't be shy. Blackberry vinaigrette recipe goes with just about anything!
And, if you love blackberries, try my Blackberry Dijon Sauce for pretzels and vegetables.
LOOKING FOR OIL-FREE DRESSINGS FOR YOUR FAVORITE SALADS?
- Vegan Thousand Island Dressing
- Citrus Dressing for Salads
- Lemon Basil Dressing
- Maple Dijon Dressing
- Peanut Thai Dressing
- Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing
- Almond Butter Dressing
- Miso Tahini Dressing
- Vegan Southwest Dressing
- Vegan Ranch Dressing
- OMG Oil-Free Dressing
- Vegan French Dressing
- Vegan Cherry Walnut Salad Dressing
- 2 cups fresh black berries
- 3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- ⅓ cup water
- 1 Tablespoon Maple syrup
- Place the blackberries in a medium saucepan on low heat.
- Stir the blackberries and while mashing them with a wooden spoon.
- The berries will liquefy over time, so continue to stir them until all the berries are broken down,
- Then, remove from the heat.
- Whisk in remaining ingredients.
- Wait until completely cool before transferring to another container for storage.
- Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
- It Will last 3-5 days in the refrigerator.
Hi! My name is Kathy, I am a retired high school English teacher & vegan enthusiast and blogger. My entire blog is fully plant-based vegan. I truly believe what we eat & how we live determines our health & the preservation of our planet! 🙂