Strawberry Salad Dressing


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This is an elegant & creamy Strawberry Salad Dressing that will grace even the simplest of salad greens.

Fresh & homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette is a recipe that’s sure to end up in the front of the recipe box! This dressing is so easy to make at home, all you need is a few fresh ingredients and a blender.

Strawberry Salad Dressing in a clear jar

Homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette

We love dressings that are as easy as they are delicious.

  • This dressing is ready in 5 minutes!
  • It’s colorful, bright, and fresh.
  • Use it on salads, as a dip, or as a marinade for fish or salmon!
  • Homemade dressing means no preservatives or unknown ingredients.

ingredients for Strawberry Salad Dressing

Ingredients and Variations

VINEGAR This recipe uses red wine vinegar for a light, fruity acidic bite but you can certainly use another light-flavored vinegar.

OIL The flavors in this dressing are delicate so I use vegetable oil. If you do need to change the oil, I don’t recommend olive oil. You’ll want something with a lighter flavor.

SWEETENER Sugar can be switched out for a tablespoon of honey or a sugar-free sweetener like Swerve for a lower carb dressing.

EXTRAS For an extra creamy dressing, add diced avocados with the strawberries to the blender. Don’t forget, fresh or frozen blueberries, raspberries, even cherries can be switched out for the strawberries.

Top your salad with sunflower seeds, walnuts, or even pepitas! Feel free to mix and match ingredients as long as the oil to acid ratio is maintained.

strawberries in a food processor for Strawberry Salad Dressing

How to Make Strawberry Salad Dressing

  1. Pulse vinegar, sugar, salt, & mustard in a small food processor (or blender) until mixed.
  2. While blender is running on low, drizzle in oil until dressing is thickened.
  3. Add strawberries & blend until smooth.
  4.  Chill before using.

The dressing can be strained if you’d like it to be a bit smoother but I personally don’t strain it.

Strawberry Salad Dressing in a food processor

Storing Homemade Salad Dressing

Keep creamy strawberry vinaigrette in a cruet or a mason jar with a tight-fitting lid in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Or freeze cubes of strawberry vinaigrette in an ice cube tray and pop one or two out to mix into cream cheese for a tangy dip for crostini or bread.

This dressing is great over Strawberry Spinach Salad or Easy Arugula Salad.

Easy Homemade Vinaigrettes

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5 from 8 votes
Review Recipe

Strawberry Salad Dressing

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly Nilsson
Bright & flavorful, this Strawberry Salad Dressing is easy to make and only uses fresh ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ½ teaspoon poppy seeds

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Instructions

  • Combine vinegar, sugar, mustard, & salt in a blender and pulse to mix.
  • With blender running on low, drizzle in vegetable oil until thickened.
  • Add strawberries and blend until smooth.
  • Drain the mixture through a fine strainer if desired. Stir in poppy seeds.

Recipe Notes

Ensure you are using a light flavored oil.
We love to pair this recipe with spinach or arugula salads.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 268, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 22g, Sodium: 81mg, Potassium: 34mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 3IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword best Strawberry Salad Dressing, how to make Strawberry Salad Dressing, Strawberry Salad Dressing, Strawberry Salad Dressing recipe
Course Dip, Dressing
Cuisine American
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Recipe Adapted. “Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing”. Recipe. The Taste of Home Cookbook. Milwaukee, WI, 2019. 392. Print.

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