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From the author, Toni Okamoto: There’s something special about sharing food with people you love. I always feel so thankful to have friends who share my passion for food, and today I was able to introduce my younger brother the wonders of making plant-based cooking. We started with something easy and decided on this Blackberry Vinaigrette, mostly because berries were $.87 at the grocery store and lettuce was $.99. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

From Plant-Based on a Budget:

If you’re looking for an alternative to your classic salad dressing, this blackberry vinaigrette is a great option. It’s different, it’s easy to whip up and (the best part!) it’s super affordable, especially when berries are in season. Let’s show you how to prepare this Blackberry Vinaigrette!

Homemade blackberry vinaigrette in two small jars.

It’s All In The Dressing

If you’re one of those people who struggle with eating salads, you should try and put your focus on the dressing. When you find a good dressing, like this blackberry vinaigrette, it changes the whole experience of eating your raw veggies. The key to a good salad vinaigrette is in the proportions. The perfect ratio is usually 3:1, that is 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar. There are exceptions if you like it lighter and a bit more acidic.

Blackberry Vinaigrette Prepping

Having a good dressing on-hand is always helpful in healthy eating success! You can double this recipe and store it in a jar inside your refrigerator to use when needed. Another great tip is to prep your greens and veggies as soon as you come back from the grocery store or market. If you wash them and chop them, you can store them in bags or containers and use them throughout the week. We love meal prepping!

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Blackberry Vinaigrette

5 from 5 votes
Prep: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Tired of dressing your salad with smae old dressings? This blackberry vinaigrette is fruity and a super delcious way to make your salads extra dreamy!

Ingredients 

  • 6 ounces of blackberries
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of lemon rind, grated
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup of red wine or apple cider or balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 2-3 teaspoons of sugar (depending on your sweetness preference)
  • Sprinkle of salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions 

  • In a food processor or blender, puree the blackberries. Add in the lemon rind, lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  • Blend for a few seconds until well-combined.

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Notes

Having a good dressing on-hand is always helpful in healthy eating success! You can double this recipe and store it in a jar inside your refrigerator to use when needed. Another great tip is to prep your greens and veggies as soon as you come back from the grocery store or market. If you wash them and chop them, you can store them in bags or containers and use them throughout the week.

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 96mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 92IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg

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Additional Info

Author: Toni Okamoto
Course: Dressing
Cuisine: American
Method: Blender
Diet: Vegan
Keywords: berries, blackberries, blackberry, citrus, dressing, fresh, fruit, gf, gluten free, glutenfree, lemon, plant-based, vegan, vinaigrette
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About

Toni Okamoto

“They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy.
My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy,
‘Cause true wealth comes from good health and wise ways…
we got to start taking better care of ourselves ” – Dead Prez

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  1. Super easy blackberry dressing! I just store it in a mason jar in the fridge and top it on salads throughout the week.

  2. This was my first time making blackberry dressing and we loved it! THis recipe is perfect for spring salads!

  3. Such a delicious salad dressing. I was always using the same one and needed a new one to use. Glad I found this one