If you are anything like me then you are getting ready for the holiday season and looking for unique and fancy side dishes for the next party you are invited to.
Forget the store-bought bottled stuff and make this flavorful Blueberry Balsamic Reduction poured over aged brie cheese.
You can use blueberry balsamic vinaigrette for anything – a summer salad, chicken marinade, or just a drizzle on top of brie cheese.
How to make blueberry balsamic vinaigrette
Making something from scratch is always a good idea – it saves you money, you are in control of the portion size, and all the unnecessary sugars and artificial flavors are skipped.
You don’t need much for this blueberry balsamic vinaigrette.
- Blueberries – the riper the better.
- Balsamic Vinegar – now is the time to bust out the good stuff. The better the vinegar, the better the flavor.
- Lemon juice
- Olive oil – just like the vinegar, it makes a huge difference when you are using a good quality olive oil.
- Lemon juice
- Salt and pepper
- Blender – possibly one with opening on top so you can pour in the oilive oil.
To create this amazing creamy blueberry balsamic reduction simply add all ingredients except the olive oil in the blender and blend until smooth.
Then slowly pour in the olive oil and continue blending for another 10-20 seconds. That’s all! Easy and delicious.
How to Store Blueberry Balsamic Dressing?
Dressings usually last long but not this one so use it quickly. The blueberries add to the acidity and the whole thing goes bad quickly.
Store this homemade blueberry balsamic vinaigrette in an air-tight container or jar. I put it in a glass jar.
Unfortunately, you can’t freeze it since it will change its texture. But it lasts about a week in the fridge.
Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Uses
Fruit and cheese are the best Friendsgiving appetizer ideas because the flavor is festive and is so delicious! Blueberries paired with peach or brie cheese is an amazing combination.
Use this blueberry balsamic reduction to drizzle on top of a brie cheese sandwich. It is one of the best make ahead thanksgiving recipes because it is light, inexpensive, and requires very little time to make.
Holiday side dishes to bring to your next party
- Be the hero of the party with a freshly baked Thyme & Rosemary Focaccia!
- Champagne & Mustard Shrimp Scampi is a great way to keep everyone out of the kitchen for a few!
- Bring a homemade gift for the host – a jar of Za’atar seasoning.
Follow the recipe below and enjoy this sweet and tart balsamic vinaigrette!
Homemade Blueberry Vinaigrette From Scratch
- 1 Cup Fresh Blueberries the riper, the better
- 1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 Tbsp Honey
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients except the oilive oil in prcessor and pulse several times. Then turn the blend on low and slowly add in the olive oil. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.