Strawberry Vinaigrette

STRAWBERRY VINAIGRETTE

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Wait until you try this strawberry vinaigrette! It’s the ultimate combination of sweet and savory flavors. Ripe, juicy strawberries are blended with balsamic vinegar to create a light and refreshing vinaigrette bursting with strawberry flavor. With just the right touch of honey for sweetness, a hint of fresh lemon juice for brightness, and a perfect blend of spices. Drizzle over a bed of greens, this dressing will elevate any salad. It’s truly a must-try!

Why You Will Love This Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • It’s made with fresh juicy strawberries.
  • This vinaigrette is the perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors.
  • It’s a delicious homemade vinaigrette that’s easy to make in five minutes!
  • It comes together quickly in the blender.
  • This vinaigrette is gluten-free and can be made vegan.

What Is A Strawberry Vinaigrette?

A strawberry vinaigrette is a vibrant, flavorful dressing. It’s made by blending fresh strawberries with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, lemon juice, and spices. This vinaigrette is light, fresh, and bursting with strawberry flavor. Rather than using apple cider vinegar, we used balsamic vinegar for an incredible flavor. It adds extra depth of flavor that compliments the strawberries. Also, it adds a deep and rich flavor that perfectly complements the sweet and tart strawberries.

Ingredients Needed

  • Strawberries: Use one pound of fresh strawberries. Cut the stems off the strawberries.
  • Olive Oil: Use one tablespoon of olive oil for this recipe.
  • Balsamic Vinegar: Adds incredible depth of flavor to the vinaigrette.
  • Honey: This strawberry vinaigrette is sweetened with a touch of honey. 
  • Lemon: Add freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  • Salt and Pepper: To enhance the flavors.
  • Garlic Powder: For a hint of garlic flavor.
  • Mustard: Use stone-ground mustard or Dijon.

How To Make Strawberry Vinaigrette

Step 1: Wash and dry the fresh strawberries. Then, cut off the stems.

Step 2: Add the strawberries to a blender. After that, add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, freshly squeezed lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and stone-ground mustard to the blender.

Strawberry balsamic vinaigrette in blender

Step 3: Thoroughly blend the vinaigrette. After that, pour it into an airtight salad dressing bottle. Chill it in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Blended strawberry vinaigrette in blender

Serving Suggestions

Serve this strawberry vinaigrette over a green salad. To make the salad, start by picking the greens. You can use spring mix, lettuce, kale, spinach, or arugula. Then, add some fresh sliced strawberries to the salad. We also like adding crumbled feta cheese or goat cheese and chopped candied pecans. Some other additions include chopped cooked chicken, diced cucumber, and sliced avocado. Or, add fresh berries such as raspberries or blueberries. When ready to serve, drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad and enjoy!

Vinaigrette poured over a salad

Expert Tips

  • How To Prepare The Strawberries: Wash and dry the strawberries. Since the strawberries will be blended, just cut off the stems.
  • Ripe Strawberries: Use fresh, ripe strawberries for the best flavor in your vinaigrette.
  • Blend: Use a high-powered blender to thoroughly blend the vinaigrette. It ensures everything is combined and there aren’t any lumps.
  • Fresh Lemon: Freshly squeeze the lemon juice yourself. Fresh lemon juice adds the best flavor and the acidity balances the sweetness of the strawberries.
  • Chill The Vinaigrette: Place the vinaigrette in the fridge to chill while you make your salad. Then, drizzle it over the top when ready to serve. Add it to the salad when ready to serve so the salad doesn’t get soggy.

Storage Instructions

This strawberry vinaigrette will last 3-4 when stored in an airtight container or mason jar in the refrigerator. Don’t freeze this vinaigrette, as that would alter the texture and cause it to separate.

Variations

  • Garlic Powder Substitution: You could use one small garlic clove instead of garlic powder. Make sure to use a small clove so it isn’t overpowering. 
  • Mustard To Use: Use either stone-ground mustard or Dijon mustard.
  • Lemon Substitution: You can substitute the fresh lemon juice for freshly squeezed lime juice.
  • Make It Vegan: To make this vinaigrette vegan, use maple syrup instead of honey.
  • Make It Sugar-Free: You can make this strawberry vinaigrette sugar-free. Swap the honey for sugar-free maple syrup. Or, use your sugar-free sweetener of choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does Strawberry Vinaigrette Taste Like?

This strawberry balsamic vinaigrette has a wonderful balance of sweet and tangy flavors. The natural sweetness of the strawberries is complemented by the tartness of the balsamic vinegar and the acidity of the fresh lemon juice. The result is a light and refreshing vinaigrette bursting with the essence of ripe strawberries.

Can I Use Frozen Strawberries?

While the flavors of this vinaigrette are best with fresh strawberries, you can use frozen strawberries if you don’t have fresh strawberries on hand. Allow the frozen strawberries to thaw before adding them to the blender.

Is Strawberry Vinaigrette Healthy?

This strawberry balsamic vinaigrette is made with simple, healthy, and fresh ingredients. Also, there is only one tablespoon of oil for the entire recipe.

How Long Does Homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette Last?

This homemade strawberry vinaigrette will last up to four days in the fridge. Store it in an airtight container. Shake the vinaigrette before each use.

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STRAWBERRY VINAIGRETTE

Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: SaladsCuisine: American, ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

1

minute
Calories

42

kcal

Wait until you try this strawberry vinaigrette! Ripe, juicy strawberries are blended with balsamic vinegar to create a light and refreshing vinaigrette.

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Ingredients

  • 16 oz fresh strawberries, remove the stems

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon stone-ground mustard or Dijon

Directions

  • Wash and dry the fresh strawberries. Then, cut off the stems.
  • Add the strawberries, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, freshly squeezed lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and stone-ground mustard to a blender.
  • Thoroughly blend the vinaigrette. Then, pour it into an airtight salad dressing bottle, airtight container, or mason jar and chill it in the refrigerator until ready to use.

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Notes

  • Store leftover vinaigrette in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  • WW Points™: 1 point per serving
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Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories42
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 1.9g 2%
    • Saturated Fat 0.3g 0%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 156mg 7%
  • Potassium 90mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 6.4g 2%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.2g 4%
    • Sugars 4.6g
  • Protein 0.4g 0%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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