Blackberry Vinaigrette

BY : PUBLISHED : June 3rd, 2012 UPDATED: October 29th, 2021

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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Photos by Alfonso Revilla

Homemade blackberry vinaigrette in two small jars.

Blackberry Vinaigrette

Toni Okamoto
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!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dressing
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 165 kcal
METHOD Blender
DIET Vegan


  • 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


  • 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.



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