This clean eating strawberry vinaigrette recipe is perfect for strawberry season!!
There are few things I love as much as shopping for strawberries. While I love all berries in general, there’s something to be said for bringing home a package bursting with sweet, juicy, red strawberries. The possibilities seem endless.
They always bring back memories of days at the beach when I was little. My mom would take me to Drakes Bay near San Francisco and strawberries were always on the menu. I would play in the sandy water, jumping waves and squealing every time I felt the slimy, scratchy arm of a seaweed plant stealthily wrap itself around one of my legs. My memory of being dizzy from the feeling of watching the salty water retreat out to sea again and the overwhelming joy when the water left a treasured crustacean behind for me to find is something I’ll never forget.
I would play hard and long in the summer sun, building up an appetite as only a young child can. It was always at just the right moment that my Mom called me for lunch. She seemed to have a knack for knowing when my tummy protested with it’s first, gurgled growl.
It was then that I would go pile my plate high with a mountain of strawberries. Each heavenly, sweet bite was something I savored as if it were my last.
HOW LONG WILL THIS STRAWBERRY VINAIGRETTE RECIPE LAST IN THE FRIDGE?
As with many homemade dressings, this dressing will last approximately a week in the fridge. However, readers have also frozen leftovers and have said it holds up well in the freezer. I haven’t tried it myself, but it has worked for others.
HOW TO USE STRAWBERRY VINAIGRETTE:
- Try using this as a marinade for pork or chicken.
- It tastes great over fruit salad.
- It looks great in a canning jar if you want to give some as a gift!
- An of course, it’s great over a green salad as well.
If you eat as many strawberries as we do in the summer, I have found it invaluable to have a Strawberry Huller (affiliate link) available. It makes the process of cleaning a lot of strawberries so much faster and easier!!
HEALTHY SALAD DRESSING RECIPES:
STRAWBERRY VINAIGRETTE RECIPE:
Recipe adapted from TasteOfHome.com
Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe
- 1/2 lb. fresh strawberries
- 2 tbsp. honey (or more to taste if your berries are not very sweet)
- 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. ground, black pepper
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Adjust honey to taste.
This recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 5/24/13.