Blackberry Thyme Salad Dressing

A quick way to dress up any salad, fresh blackberries and fresh thyme, along with some beet kvass in place of vinegar and good quality olive oil.

Blackberry Thyme Salad Dressing

Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Salad
Makes 1 cup


  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 ml) beet kvass, or sauerkraut or pickle brine
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1-2 chives
  • sea salt, to taste


  • Strip the thyme leaves from stalks and mince finely.
  • Mince chives.
  • Add the blackberries, thyme, chive and beet kvass or brine to a food processor, blender, or directly in a wide mouth mason jar (if using an immersion blender).
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Drizzle in olive oil slowly, creating an emulsion.
  • Season to taste with lemon juice and salt.
  • Transfer to a jar or bottle. Serve immediately.
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


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