Easy Blueberry Vinaigrette Recipe- Gluten Free, Paleo, Allergy Friendly

When my kids are away I try to get some self care in, and for me that usually entails a good meal, some nice wine, and a good book. Recently I had a hankering for a delicious salad, with the right balance of flavors and textures, and when I saw frozen blueberries in the store I knew that I would be using those in my salad. I made a delicious blueberry vinaigrette and it was so wonderful. 

While I used a variety of different veggies with arugula in the picture shown, afterward I had it with just arugula and nothing else and it was wonderful- the sweetness balanced the spiciness of the arugula perfectly. If you want to make the perfect salad with this dressing I would use arugula and maybe some slivered almonds. Alternatively, or maybe some combination of the two, I'd also try it with spinach or mixed baby greens, a salty cheese like goat cheese or feta, walnuts, and thinly sliced purple onion.

This vinaigrette is perfect for most diets- this is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, paleo, GAPS legal, and allergy friendly. If you use a sweetener that isn't honey (it probably would be fine with jaggery syrup or any other liquid vegan sweetener) it would be vegan as well.

I can't recommend using fresh blueberries for this, only frozen ones, as frozen ones sort of burst open slightly and let their juices out in a way that fresh wouldn't, and those juices are important for getting the blueberry flavor into the dressing. If you have fresh, just freeze them for this.

Easy Blueberry Vinaigrette Recipe- Gluten Free, Paleo, Allergy Friendly

3/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup honey
1 pinch salt

1. Mix all the ingredients together in a jar and give it a shake.

2. Let sit for at least 30 minutes for the blueberries to defrost and to let the liquid infuse with the delicious blueberry flavor.

3. Serve on your favorite salad.

What is your favorite type of salad dressing? Have you ever had a blueberry vinaigrette? Does this look like a recipe you'd try? If you would make this, what would you put in the salad?

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  1. I did not have enough blueberries to make a proper vinaigrette, but added the last bit of a package to my salad this evening - it was AMAZING! It made the salad so so pretty and the sweetness worked great with the other flavors. I would never have thought of this, so thank you very much for the inspiration. Will do this properly in the future!

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