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Blueberry Vinaigrette

We all love some fresh ideas around salads.  Here is a blueberry vinaigrette by Chef Dez who is one of our inspirational chefs here in the valley. I remember going to a cooking show a while back and this dressing has become one of my favorites throughout the summer months.
I'm sure we have all enjoyed fresh blueberries in our salads, but what about in the dressing?
Once again, take a salad bowl,  prepare your ingredients and pour the dressing over.

Blueberry Vinaigrette Dressing
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  1. Place all the ingredients, except for the olive oil, in a food processor. Puree on high speed until thoroughly combined.  I used my hand blender.
  2. Add the olive oil slowly while the processor is still running. Makes approximately 1.5 cups of dressing.

Add to your favorite salad that uses fresh fruits.
  • a bowl full of romaine salad mix
  • 1 cup unsalted cashews
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries or use any other fresh fruit
Toss ingredients into a medium size bowl and add the blueberry dressing.  It's wonderful.


  1. Sounds like a good choice for lunch.

  2. oh goodie, another homemade dressing to try. fabulous looking salad!

  3. I love raspberry vinaigrette... and, I am sure this will be just as delicious! I always have some frozen blueberries in the freezer. Must try it soon. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Great Idea~ I love blueberries!

  5. Will be stopping by the store to get blueberries tonight because of your recipe. It sounds just perfect, and a grand template to use to experiment with other flavors. Pumpkin vinaigrette anyone?

  6. That looks really yummy! Makes me want some...but I don't have any blueberries (or anything else really needed to make it lol. I think I need to go shopping). Sometime, eventually, I'll get around to getting everything I want/need to begin making stuff.

  7. I will have to go to the store before I can make this.

  8. Oooo, this sounds like it would be very delicious.

    I have a question for Julie: do you have a recipe for gluten free scones?

  9. Sounds really, really good! And pretty!

  10. Yum! Chef Dez...we sure want to go and enjoy one of his classes...maybe in the new year. Kathy

  11. I have frozen blueberries - and I am always on the lookout for homemade dressings - thanks Marg!

  12. I am always looking for ways to use blueberries. Thanks!

  13. We have blueberries in the freezer waiting to be used in this recipe! Thanks for sharing.


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