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Blueberry-Balsamic Walnut Dressing

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Summary

Blueberries are not only delicious eaten by themselves as a healthy snack, but they can also be used in savory sauces and dressings like this Blueberry-Balsamic Walnut Dressing. Jam-packed with antioxidants, blueberries have been touted for their ability to boost cognitive function, lower blood pressure, and improve cholesterol. Enjoy this dressing often!

Yields10 ServingsPrep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins

Ingredients

 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
 ¼ cup water
  cup raw walnuts (chopped)
 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
 2 tbsp date paste (link in Chef’s Notes, or sweetener of choice)
 2 tsp dijon mustard
 ½ tsp fresh tarragon leaves
 1 tbsp lemon juice (preferably freshly squeezed)
 salt (optional, to taste)
 ground black pepper (optional, to taste)

Directions

1

Using a blender or immersion blender and deep cup or jar, puree all ingredients until smooth.

2

Taste, and adjust seasonings if desired, with additional sweetener or vinegar (see note), or salt/pepper.

3

For a smoother texture, strain the dressing through a fine sieve.

4

Serve, and store remaining dressing in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to a week.

Chef's Notes

Toast the nuts
Toasted nuts have a little more flavor. You can toast them in a small stovetop pan on medium heat for 3–4 minutes, tossing frequently until fragrant. If using pre-toasted walnuts, check to see if they are salted. If they are, you will want to omit (or significantly reduce) the salt called for in the recipe.

Sugar-free
Use date paste in place of maple syrup.

Serving Ideas
Try on a simple salad of mixed greens with cucumber and avocado or a fall salad with beets and carrots.

Use as a sauce on a grain bowl with cooked quinoa and black beans, along with fresh vegetables and avocado!

Ingredients

 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
 ¼ cup water
  cup raw walnuts (chopped)
 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
 2 tbsp date paste (link in Chef’s Notes, or sweetener of choice)
 2 tsp dijon mustard
 ½ tsp fresh tarragon leaves
 1 tbsp lemon juice (preferably freshly squeezed)
 salt (optional, to taste)
 ground black pepper (optional, to taste)

Directions

1

Using a blender or immersion blender and deep cup or jar, puree all ingredients until smooth.

2

Taste, and adjust seasonings if desired, with additional sweetener or vinegar (see note), or salt/pepper.

3

For a smoother texture, strain the dressing through a fine sieve.

4

Serve, and store remaining dressing in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to a week.

Blueberry-Balsamic Walnut Dressing