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Summer Dressing Idea: Blackberry Balsamic Reduction

Make this summer dressing for blackberry balsamic with just a few ingredients. Use it to top all kinds of salads throughout the seasom.
Servings: 4
Author: Brittni


  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • a couple leaves of basil finely chopped
  • 1/8 cup of agave sugar, or maple syrup for sweetening


  • Heat vinegar, sweetener, basil, and blackberries in a saucepan.
  • Crush the berries with the back of your spoon, and then bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer until thickens into a sauce. It should coat the back of the spoon nicely when it's done.
  • Let cool before adding to dish.
  • Optional: Strain reduction before serving for a smoother finish. Yields about 4 servings (unless you have no self-control like me, in which case it only yields about 2 servings).