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Easy Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe

Take your salad to the next level with this deliciously easy strawberry vinaigrette recipe. Made with fresh strawberries and tangy vinegar, it's the perfect dressing for crunchy greens and fresh veggies. Whip it up in minutes and transform your next salad into a flavor-packed masterpiece.

There’s no better way to top a freshly made salad than with homemade dressing. That’s why this easy strawberry vinaigrette recipe is so amazing. The delicious sweet strawberries and tart vinegar pair perfectly with crunchy greens and fresh veggies. And since you can prepare this quick and easy salad dressing recipe with just a few minutes of prep work and a handful of fresh ingredients, it’s the perfect way to take the flavor of your next salad up a notch.

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What Do I Need to Make This Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe?

You won’t believe how simple it is to make your salad dressing at home. And since this easy strawberry vinaigrette is made with a short list of simple ingredients, it can be ready with just a few minutes of prep work. To make your own homemade sweet and tangy vinaigrette, you’ll need:

Overhead view of ingredients of strawberry vinaigrette.

How Do I Make This Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe?

Since there’s no cooking involved in making this homemade vinaigrette, it can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. That means you can enjoy a fresh salad with sweet and tangy dressing in no time! To make your own strawberry vinaigrette, follow these simple instructions.

Step One: Combine the Ingredients 

Clean and hull the strawberries, then chop them into smaller pieces. You can add the strawberries to the pitcher of your blender or food processor, along with the apple cider vinegar, honey, lime juice, and lime zest.

Step Two: Blend the Dressing

Blend the ingredients until the mixture is smooth and well combined, scraping the sides of the pitcher occasionally to ensure all the ingredients are blended.

Step Three: Add the Oil

Once the strawberries are pureed with the remaining dressing ingredients, slowly add the olive oil to the mixture while blending. If your blender doesn’t have an opening on top to add ingredients while mixing, add half the oil and blend, then add the other half and blend again.

Head on view of Strawberry Dressing.

What to Serve with Strawberry Vinaigrette?

Once your homemade vinaigrette is prepared, you’ll want to enjoy it every chance! Try serving your strawberry dressing with some of these recipe ideas:

  • Salads. This sweet dressing pairs well with mixed greens, like spinach and kale, and mild cheeses, like feta, goat cheese, or blue cheese.
  • Fresh fruit. Combine the vinaigrette with fresh fruit, like berries, watermelon, bananas, cantaloupe, or kiwi, to add a tangy topping to your dessert.
  • Meat marinade. Add some sweetness and acidity to your chicken or pork with the help of this vinaigrette. Allow the meat to soak in the marinade for at least two hours, then cook it in the oven or on the grill.
  • Wraps and sandwiches. You can use your strawberry dressing as a topping for your favorite wrap or sandwich to add sweetness to your lunch.

Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe Substitutions

This recipe has just a few simple ingredients, making it quick and easy to prepare. But if you want to adjust the ingredient list, I have you covered! Try these substitution ideas to create a delicious salad dressing using ingredients you already have.

  • Frozen strawberries. Fresh strawberries are the best option for preparing this simple salad dressing. But if they’re not in season, frozen strawberries will also work. Make sure to allow your frozen berries to thaw completely before adding them to the rest of the dressing ingredients. It’s also essential to ensure that your frozen strawberries do not contain added sugar, which may cause your vinaigrette to be too sweet.
  • Other berries. In addition to swapping frozen for fresh berries, you can try different berry varieties in this recipe. Use fresh raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries instead of strawberries to create a dressing using your favorite fruit.
  • Sweetness level. You can prepare your salad dressing to suit your tastes so that you can play with the measurements. If you prefer your dressing to be sweeter, add more honey. Or, if you want your dressing to be less sweet, add more apple cider vinegar.
  • Vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is a mild flavored vinegar, making it a great option when paired with sweet strawberries. But if you don’t have any apple cider vinegar on hand, you can also use white vinegar or balsamic vinegar in its place.
  • Agave. Honey is a delicious natural sweetener for your vinaigrette. Another natural sweetener perfect for salad dressing is agave, which can be used 1-for-1 instead of honey.

How Do I Store Strawberry Vinaigrette?

This homemade dressing should be kept in the refrigerator since it’s made with fresh berries. After blending your dressing, transfer it to a mason jar or airtight container and keep it in the fridge. It will stay good for up to one week.Strawberry Salad Dressing

Easy Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe

Take your salad to the next level with this deliciously easy strawberry vinaigrette recipe. Made with fresh strawberries and tangy vinegar, it's the perfect dressing for crunchy greens and fresh veggies. Whip it up in minutes and transform your next salad into a flavor-packed masterpiece.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Salad Dressing
Keyword: Easy Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 30kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Clean and hull the strawberries, then chop them into smaller pieces.
  • Add the strawberries to the pitcher of your blender or food processor, along with the apple cider vinegar, honey, lime juice, and lime zest.
  • Blend the ingredients until the mixture is smooth and well combined, scraping the sides of the pitcher occasionally to ensure all the ingredients are blended.
  • Once the strawberries are pureed with the remaining dressing ingredients, slowly add the olive oil to the mixture while blending. If your blender doesn’t have an opening on top to add ingredients while mixing, add half the oil and blend, then add the other half and blend again until emulsified.

Nutrition

Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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