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 Strawberry 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 stored in a glass jar.

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!

Strawberries in a bowl for strawberry vinaigrette recipe.

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!

Dressing Uses

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.
Salad topped with strawberry vinaigrette dressing.

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.

Close up of strawberry vinaigrette dressing in a glass jar.

Recipe FAQ

Can I use vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar?

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.

Can frozen strawberries be used to make this vinaigrette?

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:

Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe

5 from 18 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


  • 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.


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  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!

  7. 5 stars
    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!

    1. I haven’t tried before, so I’m not sure how it would taste. You could give it a try and let us know!

  8. 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?