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Blackberry Salad Dressing Recipe with Shallots

Serve this flavorful salad dressing over half a pound of mixed greens. You can add quarter of a cup of toasted chopped walnuts and perhaps some cheesy croutons too, if you like. This delicious blackberry salad dressing recipe will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week, so make it in advance if you want.

The honey, balsamic vinegar and blackberries gives this blackberry salad dressing recipe plenty of sweetness, and the shallots, Dijon mustard and berry vinegar provide a great contrast, making this a well-balanced dressing for any salad. If you cannot find blackberry vinegar or raspberry vinegar, you can just use balsamic vinegar, although that will give this blackberry salad dressing recipe a slightly different taste.

Perhaps you are stuck in a bit of a salad dressing rut, turning to the ranch or Caesar every time, or making an oil and vinegar dressing or another family favorite. If you are in the mood for something new though, why not try this delicious blackberry dressing, because it offers a delicious sweetness and it is simple to prepare as well? The tang of the mustard, shallots and vinegar are so good combined with the sweeter ingredients like the honey and of course the berries, and this is a versatile dressing as well as a very special and unusual one.

Piquant Salad Dressing with Blackberries
Summary: The sweetness of blackberries and honey contrasts with tart accents from the vinegar and shallots, and this dressing tastes wonderful. Try it over your favorite salad leaves.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Serves: 6
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons minced shallots
  • 1 ½ cups fresh or thawed blackberries
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons blackberry vinegar or raspberry vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper
  1. Combine ½ cup of the blackberries with the garlic, mustard, shallots, vinegars, and honey in the blender.
  2. Process on a high speed for about 10 seconds.
  3. Stop and scrape down the sides, then drizzle in the oil until the dressing is smooth and thick.
  4. Add the remaining blackberries then add salt and black pepper to taste. Puree for another few seconds, to blend the flavors.
  5. Strain the dressing through a sieve.

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This unusual dressing pairs the sweet flavors of blackberries and honey with vinegar, shallots and other savory flavors, and the result is an amazing flavored dressing which is great drizzled over your favorite kind of salad leaves. Add some walnut halves if you like, or cherry tomatoes, or even cheese croutons, and the result will be a gourmet salad boasting some wonderful flavors. Blackberries are often used to make dessert but why not try them in a dressing recipe? The result is just so tasty, you will love it.


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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello and welcome to Amazing Salad Recipes. My name is Christine and I'm delighted you are visiting. I started this blog because salad is such an important dish. It can be a side dish or a whole meal, and there are so many type I love to prepare and serve to my family, helping them get all their nutrients as well as having something they can really enjoy.

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