Blackberry Mint Balsamic Dressing is a gorgeous healthy step in the right direction, combining the fresh, delightful flavors of fresh Blackberries, quality balsamic vinegar, garlic, Vidalia onions, pure organic honey, herb garden fresh mint, tarragon, and fresh sweet basil.

I love freshly picked blackberries; the health benefits are outstanding for your body. The taste is beyond delicious in my favorite Blackberry Mint Balsamic Dressing, which I am sharing today.

Blackberry Mint Balsamic Dressing

9 Miracle Benefits of Blackberries:

  1. Berries Keep You Mentally Sharp: Research published in the Annals of Neurology found that women who eat about two servings of strawberries or one serving of blueberries a week experienced less mental decline over time than peers who went without. In the study cases, researchers reviewed data from 16,010 women over age 70.
  2. Berries May Help Manage Diabetes: Berries are sweet, but not the sweet that should worry people with diabetes. Because of the fiber, they can use that in a diabetic diet as a serving of fruit. Generally, it’s better to eat fruit whole than drink juice, which is much higher in sugar and doesn’t contain fiber.
  3. Berries Might Prevent Parkinson’s: People who eat at least two servings of berries a week have a 25 percent less chance of developing Parkinson’s disease than their peers, according to research published in the journal Neurology.
  4. Berries Could Boost Heart Health: People with a substantial risk for heart disease may find that a diet rich in raw fruits and vegetables, including berries, can cut their chances of having a heart attack, according to a study published in PLoS Medicine.
  5. Berries for Weight Control: Because of their fiber and liquid content, berries give us a sense of fullness, which is excellent for weight loss.
  6. Berries for Lower Blood Pressure: Although no clinical trial has provided a berry prescription to fight high blood pressure, dietitians and physicians recommend a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables to keep numbers in line due to their antioxidant properties.
  7. Fight Cancer With Berries: Flavonoid-packed berries like blueberries and raspberries may lead to a more effective cancer prevention plan. Research published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis suggests that flavonoids and other compounds found in berries may help reduce colon cancer risk.
  8. Alzheimer’s Prevention: Berrie’s antioxidants might be allies in the fight against the effects of age on the brain that might be behind changes leading to the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s by helping to clean up the damaging build-up of toxins over time.
  9. Fight Urinary Tract Infections With Berries: Cranberries are the berry we associate with urinary tract health; nutrition-dense blueberries help prevent Urinary Tract infections.

Blackberry Mint Balsamic DressingBelow you will find my simple-to-make Blackberry Mint Balsamic Dressing to get you started on your berry deliciousness and healthiness journey. My recipe is adapted from Coastal Livings Blackberry Vinaigrette recipe. 

Blackberry Mint Balsamic Dressing

  • One tablespoon of authentic extra virgin olive oil
  • Two tablespoons minced Vidalia onion
  • Three cloves of garlic minced
  • One-pint fresh organic blackberries
  • 1/3 of a  cup of quality balsamic vinegar
  • One and 1/2 tablespoons of pure natural honey
  • Two tablespoons fresh chopped mint
  • One tablespoon of fresh chopped basil
  • One and 1/2 teaspoons fresh tarragon chopped
  • 1/4 of a  teaspoon of kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper, optional
  • 1/2 cup of authentic extra virgin olive oil

BLACKBERRY MINT BALSAMIC DRESSING DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat one tablespoon of authentic extra virgin olive oil over medium heat in a medium skillet.
  2. When the authentic olive oil has become hot, add minced Vidalia onions and the minced garlic, and stir for 45 seconds.
  3. Add the blackberries and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add balsamic vinegar and stir in, cooking for about 45 seconds to 1 minute.
  5. Transfer to a blender, adding pure honey, freshly chopped mint, tarragon, and freshly chopped basil leaves. Blend until smooth. Add kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Slowly add  1/2 cup of authentic extra virgin olive oil, blending ingredients until smooth.
Blackberry Mint Balsamic Dressing

Blackberry Mint Balsamic Dressing

Heidy McCallum
Blackberry Mint Balsamic Dressing is a gorgeous healthy step in the right direction, combining the fresh delightful flavors of fresh Blackberries, quality balsamic vinegar, garlic, Vidalia onions, pure organic honey, herb garden fresh mint, tarragon, and fresh sweet basil.

5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 149 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil to saute
  • 2 tablespoons Minced Vidalia Onions
  • 3 cloves Minced Garlic
  • 1 pint Fresh Blackberries
  • cup Quality Balsamic Vinegar
  • tablespoons Organic Honey
  • 2 tablespoon Chopped Fresh Mint
  • 2 tablespoon Chopped Fresh Basil
  • teaspoon Chopped Fresh Tarragon
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ½ cup Extra-Virgin Olive oil
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper, optional

Instructions
 

  • In a medium skillet, heat the 1 tablespoon of authentic extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. When the authentic olive oil has become hot, add minced Vidalia onions and the minced garlic, stir for 45 seconds.
  • Add the blackberries and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add balsamic vinegar and stir in, cooking for about 45 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Transfer to a blender, adding in pure honey, fresh chopped mint, tarragon, and freshly chopped basil leaves. blend until smooth. Add kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Slowly add  1/2 cup of authentic extra virgin olive oil, blending ingredients together until smooth.

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gSodium: 62mgPotassium: 110mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 178IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I am soooo making this dressing Heidy! I love finding new dressings using berries…oh… I am actually sipping on a blackberry smoothie right now! Love them!

  2. 5 stars
    The ingredients for this Blackberry Mint Balsamic vinaigrette would be perfect together for a healthy flavorful dressing. I love blackberries too for their wonderful flavor and health benefits. I just wish they didn’t grow quite so fast at my place. lol. LOVE your picture!

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