Strawberry Vinaigrette

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 vinaigrette especially tastes delicious when paired with fruit filled salads like our Kale Salad, Chicken Berry Salad, and definitely our Strawberry Harvest Salad!

Strawberry vinaigrette in a glass jar

An easy, delicious Salad Dressing

I am always searching for simple and quick salad dressings. This strawberry vinaigrette can be made in under 5 minutes!

We use this salad 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 side salad at dinner. Even my pickiest eaters will gobble up salads with this dressing poured over the top.

Isn’t the color to die for? The red from the strawberries is just gorgeous. And believe me when I say, it’s SO GOOD. I could almost drink this dressing…it’s that good. I love the combination of flavors and how they all compliment each other so well. Try this recipe and thank me later.

Strawberries in a bowl for strawberry vinaigrette recipe

How to Make Strawberry Vinaigrette

JUST BLEND! This vinaigrette takes 5 min or less to make. Start the dressing by blending all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Pour the dressing into an airtight container of your choice and refrigerate it until ready to serve. Add dressing to salad right before serving. 

I told you it was easy!

Dressing Uses

Use over: This 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, feta or blue cheese, 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 as a gift.

Salad topped with strawberry vinaigrette dressing

Recipe FAQ + Tips

How to store? This dressing can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Can I use Frozen Strawberries? You can use fresh or frozen berries for this recipe. If you are using frozen berries, allow them to thaw before blending so the juices can help bind and flavor the dressing.

Balance the flavor: Making your own dressing means you have control over the flavor. If the flavor is too tart, simply add some extra honey or maple syrup. If the flavor is too sweet, then add a bit of vinegar.

Close up of strawberry vinaigrette dressing in a glass jar

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Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe

5 from 9 votes
Quick and simple, this strawberry vinaigrette is delicious. It's sweet, tart, and goes wonderfully on top of a bed of greens.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 38 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries with tops cut off
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions
 

  • Make dressing by blending all the ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  • Refrigerate dressing until ready to serve. Add dressing to salad right before serving.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    This has become one of my favorite dressings on salads. I don’t usually like to eat strawberries, but I love them like this!

  2. 5 stars
    I live on salads in the summer. This strawberry vinaigrette is going to pair PERFECTLY with any salad!

  3. 5 stars
    I will use this over & over again! It was so good! Love, love strawberry flavor & it goes so well on salads!

  4. 5 stars
    I love the sweet taste of the strawberries in this salad and the dressing makes it even better!

  5. 5 stars
    The oregano in my garden smeLled swEet so i Added fresh oregano leaves to the recipe. Worked very Nicely! Thsnks for the recipe !!

  6. 5 stars
    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!