PIN Homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette
“This is a keeper recipe” – Dad
YOU GUYS. My “healthy food hating” dad was ALL over this dressing and it made my heart so happy.
It’s seriously vibrant and tangy and zippy but also sweet and fruity and FRESH! Basically, it replaced my old “go to” salad dressing, the Miso Lemon tahini dressing recipe, and now this one is ALWAYS in my fridge.
I actually made it years ago with the spiralized cucumber salad recipe and forgot about it…until recently.
And, for your sake, I am glad I remembered it!
Is Strawberry Vinaigrette really sweet?
I love a good salad. And by GOOD, I mean a salad that’s not boring; something different, something delicious, a salad that takes YUM to the next level. This strawberry vinaigrette recipe is going to knock your socks off with its sweet and zingy flavor that brings the fun back to your salad! This dressing is definitely sweet as it combines the natural sweetness of strawberries with a little help from honey, but it also provides that zip that’s needed to balance out the sweetness!
Strawberry Vinaigrette Ingredients
Like so many of my favorite recipes on the blog, this strawberry dressing uses simple and wholesome ingredients that you can pronounce- no funny business over here! Here’s the list of ingredients you’ll need to pull out of the fridge and pantry to get started:
- Roughly chopped strawberries
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Fresh Lime Juice
- Lime Zest
- Olive Oil
How do you make Strawberry Salad Dressing from scratch?
Sometimes it’s easy to just grab a few salad dressings from the grocery store shelf. Store bought dressings can be so tasty, and some have wholesome and healthy ingredients that you can feel good about. BUT did you know that it’s super quick, easy, and inexpensive to make your own dressings at home? There are only 2 easy steps to make this dressing and you’ll be surprised how little time it takes. This recipe is going to make you want to make ALL your dressings at home! Here’s how to make it:
Place all the ingredients except the oil into a small food processer and process until the strawberries are completely broken down. You will need to stop blending to scrape the sides down often.
Once the mixture is well blended, turn on the food processer and stream in the olive oil while it is running. Continue to blend the dressing until the oil is well incorporated and it is thickened.
Pour onto your favorite salad and DEVOUR!
What goes well with Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing?
Now that your super-simple super-yum salad dressing is blended and ready to go, you’re going to need a salad to drizzle it on! Chicken Salad Recipe with Candied Pecans would be a great salad to pour some of this dressing on, as would Strawberry Salad with Grilled Nectarines. Any salad with fruit and nuts would be perfect to try with this dressing! Mix it up and get creative and your salad will be the star of the show!
How do you store Homemade Salad Dressing?
This salad dressing keeps well in the fridge for up to a week, so if you want to prepare it ahead of time to use throughout the week, go for it! It’s a great bring-along lunch when you have a busy day at the office. Simply bring the dressing in a separate container to your salad, and pour it on when you’re ready to DEVOUR! I recommend storing your dressing in an airtight salad dressing bottle or an airtight container in the fridge.
Other Healthy Strawberry Recipes
Homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette
- Place all the ingredients, except the oil, in a small food processor (mine is 3 cups) and process until the strawberries are totally broken down. You will need to stop and scrape the sides often.
- Once mixed, with the food processor running, stream in the olive oil until the dressing is mixed and thickened.
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
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