This passion fruit dressing is fresh, light, and has a delicious tangy sweetness. Its fruity aroma, together with its tropical flavor, makes this 5-minute fruit dressing perfect for summer salads!
Passion fruit salad dressing
Last year, we tried a delicious summer salad with passion fruit dressing in Brazil, and I just couldn’t get that dish out of my head.
So I tried my best to reproduce the delicious tropical flavors of that passion fruit dressing, and the result is ready to be shared with you, dear reader!
It is an easy recipe, and you can use the frozen, concentrate, or fresh passion fruit—I give more details below.
As for the flavor, this vinaigrette is bright, fresh, and can easily elevate any salads. It is slightly creamy and has a subtle tropical and fruity taste.
Personally, I think it is the perfect dressing for summer salads as it is super light and has a slight tartness.
While you won’t find this dressing in a list of most traditional Brazilian food, it is a delicious tropical recipe worth trying.
Besides, passion fruit is a Brazilian fruit that is abundant in the country. For that reason, we use it in various dishes, so it makes perfect sense to use it in a dressing.
Now, let’s talk about this recipe!
What to serve with your passion fruit vinaigrette
You can use your passion fruit vinaigrette in a variety of ways, such as a veggie’s dip, drizzled over roasted veggies, as a marinade for chicken or fish, and of course, as a salad dressing.
If using it in a salad, try pairing a green salad with tropical flavors, such as mangoes, oranges, strawberries, cherry tomatoes, etc.
How can I store it?
It is very easy! You can store it in a mason jar in the fridge for up to one week. Shake vigorously before using it.
Can I freeze salad dressing?
If you’re using fresh pulp, you can freeze it for up to 6 months. However, if you’re using frozen pulp, I wouldn’t freeze it.
Tips for making the perfect passion fruit salad dressing
- The fruit quantity below is in pulp grams/cups, not in fruit numbers. Since the fruit is expensive, many people don’t have access to fresh fruit, and it varies significantly in size depending on the region; I realized weighing the passion fruit pulp is the easiest way for you to achieve the same results. For reference, 1/2 cup of passion fruit with seeds equals 1/4 cup of seedless pulp.
- Also, I use seedless and unsweetened pulp concentrate. If you have the ripe or frozen fruit on hand and wanna know how to remove the seeds, please refer to my recipe for passion fruit juice, where I have step-by-step instructions.
- Ripe passion fruit has a deep yellow or purple color—depending on your region—and the outer shell is wrinkled. It should be firm, not too soft, not too hard.
More passion fruit recipes
Here are a few delicious passion fruit recipes for you:
- Passion fruit tea
- Passion fruit smoothie
- Passion fruit caipirinha – super popular Brazilian cocktail
- Passion fruit mousse – one of my favorite Brazilian desserts
How to make passion fruit dressing
Here’s how I make this passion fruit dressing. For the printable recipe, check the bottom of the post.
In a blender, add all the ingredients and blend on medium speed until emulsified. Once done, taste it and adjust the salt if necessary.
Transfer the mixture to a small mason jar and keep it in the fridge.
- 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) passion fruit concentrate
- 1/2 cup (125 milliliters) virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- In a blender, add all the ingredients and blend on medium speed until emulsified. Once done, taste it and adjust the salt if necessary.
- Transfer the mixture to a small mason jar and keep it in the fridge.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
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