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Easy Passion Fruit Vinaigrette

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If you know me, you know that I love passion fruit. I love it so much that I planted a vine in my yard and now I’ve got more fruit than I know what to do with. A few weeks ago, I shared a recipe for a little gem salad with passion fruit vinaigrette. It’s a great salad, but the dressing is what’s really special about it. So I decided to give it the respect it deserves with a separate post.

Should I use fresh or frozen passion fruit pulp for this?

I definitely recommend using fresh for this passion fruit vinaigrette if possible. Freshness goes a long way here. That said, frozen will do just fine in a pinch. Use 3 tbsp, or 1.5 tbsp per fruit. Just make sure you thaw it first.

This has cayenne in it. Is it spicy?

I personally don’t find this passion fruit vinaigrette to be spicy. But if you’re very sensitive to spice, start with less cayenne and slowly increase it, tasting as you go. This will help you avoid going past your comfort level.

How do I store this?

This dressing is really best when used immediately. If you’re not doing that, however, store it in an airtight container in the fridge. It should last for a couple of days. Remove from the fridge and let sit on the counter for a few minutes before using so that the oil has a chance to thaw.

A small bowl of freshly made passion fruit vinaigrette against a pink backdrop with fruit and flowers in the background.

Easy Passion Fruit Vinaigrette

Course Salad
Keyword Easy Passion Fruit Vinaigrette, homemade salad dressing, passion fruit, passion fruit salad dressing, passion fruit vinaigrette, salad dressing


  • 2 Passion fruits (Pulp of – seeds are fine)
  • 1 Shallot Diced
  • 2 tbsp Moscatel wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil


  • Add the passion fruit pulp, moscatel wine vinegar, salt and diced shallots to a jar and let them sit for about 10 minutes. Then add the cayenne and olive oil. Close the jar and shake to combine. Serve immediately or store in the fridge until ready to use.

And that’s it! If you’re as big a fan of passion fruit as I am, I think you’ll love this, but make sure to let me know what you think in the comments or on Instagram.

Looking for more salad ideas? Try my balsamic, cantaloupe and mozzarella pasta salad or my chopped kale salad with garlic vinaigrette!

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