Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

If you know me well — or if you’ve spent five minutes with me — you know how much I love divine chocolates, scrumptious cookies, and simply over-the-top decadent desserts.

While I do partake in delicious sweets almost daily — okay, daily — I make sure to fill the rest of my diet with a plethora of nutrient rich foods.  This is easy to do, especially because they’re also delicious.    

Did you know the blackberries are the number one most nutrient dense fruit!?  On the planet!?  Number one!  Eat more blackberries, my friends.

beautiful baby blackberries

This vinaigrette is incredibly tasty and will make any salad addictive!  And guess what?  You can heat it up and serve it over chicken. Really, it’s delicious.

Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Makes about 2 cups


1-1/4 cup fresh blackberries

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

2-1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar

1 teaspoon sea salt

3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 cup extra virgin olive oil

  1. Add the everything except the oil to a small saucepan and place it over low heat.
  2. Stirring a bit, cook just to dissolve the sugar and warm the mixture, about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and use the back of a fork to slightly macerate the blackberries. (I like keeping them partially intact.)
  4. Gradually whisk in the oil and blend until it's completely emulsified.

To find out what the other most nutrient dense fruits and vegetables are, check out Melissa’s 50 Best Plants on the Planet.

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  1. says

    This sounds great. I’ve been making a vinaigrette with pomegranate molasses because I love the fruity-sour tang it gives it. I imagine this will be similar? Gonna try it!

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