This blackberry salad dressing is a creamy, luscious dressing with tart and sweet fruit flavors, plus herbal notes from fresh tarragon. This recipe peps up the dullest of salads. Check out the new video to see how to make it. 🙂
Creamy Blackberry Salad Dressing
I came up with this one a while ago and decided since I created a Pantry section here on the site I’d include this one for reference. Quickly made from items you already have in your refrigerator and pantry, this is my go to for a salad dressing that delivers more than the go-to oil and vinegar.
This is an emulsion of rice wine vinegar, vegetable oil and some plain Greek yogurt. The magic happens with the fresh blackberries and tarragon. Tarragon has that sweet almost licorice note and with the fruity blackberry, well just trust this will work. Fresh tarragon is best to me, but if not on hand I always keep some dried.
What’s great about this is that you’re making it. You know what goes in it and there are no ingredients with twenty letters you can’t pronounce, or know what they are.
Video and Instructions
Want to see this recipe in action? Check out the video located in the recipe card and the bottom of this post!
To make the dressing, it’s simply a quick emulsion in the blender and ready in a minute. I use a Vitamix that thoroughly breaks everything down, but if your blender doesn’t completely break down the seeds from the blackberries, just press through a sieve to extract any seed residue for a completely smooth and creamy salad dressing.
To offset the tartness it’s rounded out with some honey to sweeten things up. The combination is sublime and goes well with a hearty kale salad to these Spring Greens with avocados and roasted and salted pumpkin seeds.
Serve this homemade salad dressing over your favorite salad greens as a lunch or a starter for dinner
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This recipe first appeared on Kevin Is Cooking January 2016 and was last updated on August 26, 2019.
Creamy Blackberry Salad Dressing + Video
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp fresh tarragon , chopped OR 1 tsp dried tarragon
- In a blender puree the blackberries, rice wine vinegar, vegetable oil, yogurt, honey and kosher salt.
- Press through a sieve to extract seed residue and whisk in the fresh or dried tarragon. Chill until ready to use.
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