Quick and simple, this Strawberry Vinaigrette is delicious. It’s sweet, tart, and goes wonderfully on top of a bed of greens.
Homemade dressing beats store-bought any day! This Strawberry Vinaigrette especially tastes delicious when paired with fruit-filled salads like our Kale Salad, Chicken Berry Salad, and definitely our Strawberry Harvest Salad!
An easy, delicious Salad Dressing
A “vinaigrette salad dressing” is oil based whereas “salad dressings” are cream based and typically use mayonnaise, sour cream, yogurt, or buttermilk as the base.
This strawberry vinaigrette recipe uses a blend of olive oil and apple cider vinegar, and adds flavor with strawberries salt and pepper.
I am always searching for simple and quick salad dressings. This particular dressing can be made in under 5 minutes!
We use this dressing on so many different salads (our favorite is with our Strawberry Harvest Salad). It’s the perfect dressing for a light summer lunch or a side salad at dinner.
Even my pickiest eaters will gobble up salads with this dressing poured over the top!
How to Make Strawberry Vinaigrette
This easy strawberry vinaigrette recipe takes 5 min or less to make.
JUST BLEND! Make the dressing by blending all the ingredients in a blender or food processor.
CHILL. Refrigerate dressing until ready to serve. Add dressing to the salad right before serving.
I told you it was easy!
Strawberry vinaigrette dressing tastes great served over a green salad or a fruit salad. You can even use it as a marinade for chicken or pork.
- Salad: Mixed green (spinach, lettuce, chard, kale). Toss in some goat cheese, feta cheese, or blue cheese, and add some sliced strawberries and slivered almonds.
- Fruit: Use over a mixture of berries, add bananas or kiwi.
- Marinade: Place chicken or pork in a container. Pour the vinaigrette over the top. Marinate for at least 2 hours.
- Gift: Put the vinaigrette in a small mason jar, tie some raffia or tulle around the top and give it as a gift.
Recipe tips + Storing info
Balance the Flavor. Making your own easy strawberry vinaigrette salad dressing means you have control over the flavor.
- If the flavor is too tart, simply add some extra honey, maple syrup, or sugar.
- If the flavor is too sweet, then add a bit of vinegar to taste.
STORE. This strawberry salad dressing can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Yes! White vinegar can be used instead of apple cider vinegar, but it is recommended that you add some fresh citrus juice, which will give the white vinegar a fruity flavor. This combination of white vinegar and citrus juice matches the flavor and acidic profile of apple cider vinegar.
Check your local farmers market for in-season fresh strawberries. Frozen strawberries may also be used for this recipe. Allow them to thaw before blending so the juices can help bind and flavor the dressing.
For more salad dressing recipes, try:
- Greek Dressing
- Caesar Salad Dressing
- Creamy Pesto Dressing
- Homemade Ranch Dressing
- Cilantro Ranch Dressing
Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe
- 1 cup strawberries with tops cut off
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Make the dressing by blending all the ingredients in a blender or food processor.
- Refrigerate dressing until ready to serve. Add dressing to the salad right before serving.
thank you, love the strawberry flavor in this dressing, a nice change for me and much appreciated
Wonderful recipe <3 thankyou
You are very welcome! Glad you like it 🙂
This has become one of my favorite dressings on salads. I don’t usually like to eat strawberries, but I love them like this!
I live on salads in the summer. This strawberry vinaigrette is going to pair PERFECTLY with any salad!
I will use this over & over again! It was so good! Love, love strawberry flavor & it goes so well on salads!
i like that there isn’t any added sugar in this dressing and it tastes so great!
I love the sweet taste of the strawberries in this salad and the dressing makes it even better!
The oregano in my garden smeLled swEet so i Added fresh oregano leaves to the recipe. Worked very Nicely! Thsnks for the recipe !!
You are so welcome! I will have to try that! Thank you!
So glad this recipe doesn’t have Added sugar in it. Even honey adds sugar, and for diabetics-this can be a problem. Thank you again!
You are so welcome! Thanks for saying that!
Thank you so much for this easy recipe! I substituted balsamic vinegar for the apple cider vinegar and it tasted awesome! 5 star all the way!
I love balsamic vinegar too! Sounds like a great substitution. Thanks for sharing!
Can you substitute balsamic vinegar for apple cider?
I haven’t tried before, so I’m not sure how it would taste. You could give it a try and let us know!
This recipe is exactly what I’m looking for. But since I have to follow a diabetic diet. I need to know what measurement constitutes a serving. Is 1 or 2 tablespoons? Or is it 30 ml?
It is 2 Tbsp. Hope you enjoy the dressing!