- 200g fresh blackberries
- 30g sugar
- 30ml balsamic vinegar
- 60ml olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Wash the blackberries thoroughly under cold water and pat them dry with a paper towel.
In a small saucepan, combine the blackberries and sugar. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the blackberries are soft and release their juices. Remove from heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
Transfer the cooked blackberries to a blender or food processor. Add balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and Dijon mustard.
Blend the mixture until smooth and well combined. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
If the vinaigrette is too thick, you can add a little water or extra olive oil to reach the desired consistency.
Once the blackberry vinaigrette is ready, strain it through a fine mesh sieve to remove any remaining seeds or pulp, if desired.
Transfer the strained vinaigrette to a glass jar or airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.
The blackberry vinaigrette sauce complements a variety of dishes, such as salads, grilled chicken, roasted vegetables, and even drizzled over goat cheese crostini.
Blackberry vinaigrette sauce is a delightful and flavorful addition to your culinary creations. Its sweet-tart taste from the blackberries, combined with the tanginess of balsamic vinegar, makes it a versatile sauce that can elevate both savory and sweet dishes.
Facts about the sauce:
- Blackberry vinaigrette is a healthy alternative to store-bought dressings as it contains fresh fruits and no artificial additives.
- Blackberries are a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, which can provide numerous health benefits.
- The vibrant color of the blackberry vinaigrette adds an aesthetic appeal to the dishes it accompanies.
- This sauce can be customized by adjusting the sweetness and tartness according to personal preferences.
- The blackberry vinaigrette can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week, allowing you to enjoy its flavors on multiple occasions.