Creamy Blackberry Salad Dressing

5 from 14 votes

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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. 🙂

OK, this Blackberry Tarragon Salad Dressing is one of my top 3 salad dressings. Ever. From the fruity blackberry, Greek yogurt and herbal tarragon. So easy! www.keviniscooking.com


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.

Ingredients

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.

OK, this Blackberry Tarragon Salad Dressing is one of my top 3 salad dressings. Ever. From the fruity blackberry, Greek yogurt and herbal tarragon. So easy! www.keviniscooking.com

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.

OK, this Blackberry Tarragon Salad Dressing is one of my top 3 salad dressings. Ever. From the fruity blackberry, Greek yogurt and herbal tarragon. So easy! www.keviniscooking.com

Serve this homemade salad dressing over your favorite salad greens as a lunch or a starter for dinner

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Besides a fantastic dressing for a salad, what other ideas would you use this on? Enjoy!

OK, this Blackberry Tarragon Salad Dressing is one of my top 3 salad dressings. Ever. From the fruity blackberry, Greek yogurt and herbal tarragon. So easy! www.keviniscooking.com

This recipe first appeared on Kevin Is Cooking January 2016 and was last updated on August 26, 2019.

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OK, this Blackberry Tarragon Salad Dressing is one of my top 3 salad dressings. Ever. From the fruity blackberry, Greek yogurt and herbal tarragon. So easy! keviniscooking.com

Creamy Blackberry Salad Dressing + Video

5 from 14 votes
Pep up the dullest of salads by making blackberry salad dressing! Creamy and luscious, with tart-sweet fruit flavor, plus fresh tarragon.
Servings: 20 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • 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.

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 608kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 44g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 15.6mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 0.7mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Course: Condiment, Salad
Cuisine: American, Western
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46 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is awesome, I love homemade dressings but have never seen anything this original before. Excited to give it a try this summer

  2. Yes, I remember this dressing – it’s been on my list. Unfortunately, last year tarragon didn’t do well in our garden (read: didn’t appear at all), but I’m hoping this year I’ll get to try it!

  3. Love the colour of this dressing – what a fun combination! The Vitamix seems to be the perfect little helper to break all the seeds down. Have a great weekend, Kevin!

    1. Yes, so true, but in case some people don’t have one that has that power, straining keeps those out of the dressing. Thanks Miriam, need to come visit and see where you’re at now! 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Gosh Kevin this dressing looks so good! I love the flavors combinations and the pictures are gorgeous as always!

  5. 5 stars
    I wish you had posted this idea few months ago when we still had some tarrogon at home. Because it sounds so luscious and fabulous (not flattering you up!). I will definitely use this idea for my future salads. P.S. Gorgeous pictures too, Kevin!

    1. I created it last September and posted it, but thought it needed a little more highlighting with a post on it’s own! So glad you like it and the photos, much appreciated Ben!
      BTW, I have tried to comment on several posts of yours recently and it doesn’t allow me to? I sent you an email as well, did you get that? Comment back here so I know! 🙁

  6. 5 stars
    First of all, when did you revamp your site??? Where was I?! I LOVE it, Kevin! And I LOVE this Blackberry Tarragon Salad Dressing! When I saw it on FB I gasped over the color- Soooo gorgeous! I am totally making this very soon and I have a feeling I am going to be addicted! Love it already and I haven’t even tried it! Pinned! Cheers, buddy!

    1. I revamped the site, logo and direction of the site here as of January 1st 2016. I wanted a new look, feel and direction so I updated all as well as the About page, too.
      Thanks so much for the kind words and for noticing. BTW, this dressing truly is killer, you will not be disappointed. 🙂 Thanks again Chey.

  7. 5 stars
    THAT COLOR! I’m in love! Also, beautiful pictures, Kevin. I love cooking with blueberries and will definitely give this dressing a try soon!

  8. 5 stars
    The blackberry and the tarragon in this dressing sounds like a perfect flavor match. And you’re photos are beautiful!

    1. Really appreciate the kind words, thanks Rachel. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
      I hope you haven’t been too hit by the snow storms out there in Philadelphia.

  9. You know, I don’t think I remember the last time there was a bottle of store bought salad dressing in our fridge. Probably well over 10 years ago when we had a flatmate that put it in there!

    This stunning dressing you’ve shared is bound to be tested in this household. I already know it tastes great just by looking at the ingredients list. Love it!

    1. Sometimes I wonder what to share here and this was one of them and I’m so glad I did. The response has been great and I’m happy to show people it’s very easy to assemble a tasty salad dressing over a store bought any day. This combo is definitely a winner in our house. Thanks John!