This Summer Salad Dressing Is Packed With Healthy Fat, Fiber & Antioxidants

Registered Dietitian By Adrienne Ngai, R.D., MSc, CDE
Registered Dietitian
Adrienne Ngai, R.D., MSc, CDE, is a board-certified Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and a healthy weight loss and mindset coach.
This RD's 4-Ingredient Dressing Makes Any Salad Go From Meh To Mouthwatering

If the mere thought of eating a salad for lunch bores you, I get it! All too often, people mistake salads for sad bowls of flavorless greens and drab "fat-free" dressing. But there's way more to a salad than that!

You can load up your base of leafy greens with hearty grains, flavorful proteins, crunchy nuts or seeds, and yes: a very fat-filled dressing. If the thought has piqued your interest, read on to find out the health benefits and how to make my blueberry summer salad dressing, full of healthy fats and fiber.

Why I love this recipe.

This nutrient-rich blueberry salad dressing is easy to make—with just four ingredients, you can have a sweet and fresh condiment for your favorite salad.

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The main ingredient, blueberries, have been called nature's best candy and are a delectable summer fruit. In fact, berries are one of the highest-fiber fruits and are also rich in anti-inflammatory antioxidants. One cup of blueberries offers nearly 4 grams of fiber and meets 24% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C and 36% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin K.

Fiber helps you stay fuller, longer, along with a myriad of metabolic benefits, including supporting the digestive system, maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar balance.

If you don't have fresh berries, no problem! Frozen berries are just as nutritious because they're picked at peak ripeness, then quickly frozen to seal in most nutrients. Just be sure to place your frozen berries in the fridge overnight, so they have time to thaw before making this recipe.

The other key player in this dressing is the olive oil. This brain-healthy, heart-healthy oil is a monounsaturated fat (aka the good kind). It's also high in antioxidants and vitamin E. Extra-virgin olive oil is a great option compared to other olive oils since it is the least processed and has the greatest nutritional benefits. (To find out how other vegetable oils measure up, read mbg's list of the eight healthiest.)

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4-Ingredient Blueberry Dressing

Ingredients

  • ½ cup fresh or frozen and thawed blueberries
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup
  • Black pepper, to taste

Method

  1. Place ingredients in a blender, and puree until smooth.
  2. Keep in the fridge for a few hours for best results. 
  3. Top on your salad and enjoy!
  4. Store in the fridge and use within 2 to 3 days (It tastes best cold!).
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(52)
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Four targeted strains to beat bloating and support regularity*

probiotic+

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Four targeted strains to beat bloating and support regularity*

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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(52)
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