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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.

Clean Eating Strawberry Vinaigrette in a clear bottle showing it's bright, pink color. The bottle site nestled in a light purple and white checkered cloth.

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.

RECIPE TOOLS:

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:

Enjoy!

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STRAWBERRY VINAIGRETTE RECIPE:

Recipe adapted from TasteOfHome.com

Clean Eating Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe

Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe

This delicious salad dressing is perfect for summer. It's refreshing, sweet and pairs well with most green salads.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24 servings (tablespoons), approximately
Calories: 18kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Adjust honey to taste.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbsp. | Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 14mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 5.5mg | Calcium: 2mg

This recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 5/24/13.

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104 Comments

  1. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

    I love fruit vinaigrettes but never knew how to make them! Thanks so much for this recipe!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jocelyn – My pleasure! Hope you enjoy it. πŸ™‚

  2. taylor @ taylormade says:

    yum! I can’t wait to try this. I’ve never made strawberry vinaigrette before, but seems easy enough! πŸ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Taylor – Let me know how you like it!

  3. How long do you think this would keep in the fridge? Was thinking about making some this weekend for lunches next week, but was not sure if it would keep if sealed for a week….

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Carla – I think a week should be fine.

  4. Wow! Sounds great!! Can’t wait to try πŸ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jessica – Hope you enjoy it!

  5. This sounds FABULOUS! Lucky for me I just bought some strawberries. I’m making this for today’s lunch. Thanks for another great recipe!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Stacey – My pleasure! Let me know how you like it. πŸ™‚

  6. Katrin - therawfoodsisters.com says:

    What an amazing idea! Sounds so good. What an inspiration! Love your site. Many hugs!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Katrin – Thanks! Let me know how you like it!

  7. Tiffany – It’s really wonderful! From start to finish it took maybe 5 minutes tops! I love knowing that I can have a great salad dressing without a bunch of mystery ingredients. Thanks again!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Stacey – Fantastic! So glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  8. Can you use Agave Nectar instead of honey, or would that alter the taste?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Job – You can, yes.

  9. I just made this and it is amazing. Thank you!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Ellen – Fantastic! So glad you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

  10. Hi, Can I use another type of vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Angel – You can, but you’ll have to consider the flavor you want. Different vinegars will change the flavor considerably.

    2. Lorraine Collins says:

      I used a red wine vinegar instead of cider and it is delicious!

      1. The Gracious Pantry says:

        Lorraine – That’s great to know! Glad you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

  11. I had just bought a whole bunch of strawberries when this came through my inbox. I’m excited to try it! Think I’ll make it tonight for tomorrow’s lunch!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Beth – Let me know what you think!

  12. This looks awesome! Perfect for summer salads. πŸ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Crystal – Let me know how you like it! πŸ™‚

  13. Sounds terrific! It is so hard to get Organic strawberries here. These are one of the fruits at the top of the pesticide list. I am waiting for my own to ripen. Not quite in season here in the Northeast. Last year the chipmunks got to them before I could…

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jane – Can you get them frozen? Sometimes they are easier to find that way.

  14. This was so delicious! I had looked up recipes for strawberry vinaigrette before, and they all included sugar, so this one looked so simple. I used my Magic Bullet to mix all the ingredients, and it was so yummy! I can’t wait to actually use it on a salad tomorrow! Thank you so much!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kelli – Fantastic! Glad you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

  15. Yay yay! Happy dance! Love your post today! Everything sounds delicious. I am also wheat free these days. (Heavy sigh)

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Bonnie – Ya, it’s not easy going wheat free in a wheat filled world. But we can do it!

  16. How long will this keep in the fridge?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      G – It got used up pretty quickly here, but I’m guessing up to 2 weeks or so.

  17. Made this tonight with my farm share strAwberries and very one love it!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tracy – Fantastic! πŸ™‚

  18. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! Looks delicious! Got all the ingredients and am trying it tomorrow night when we have a few friends over. I was also looking for a Mango Vinaigrette recipe. Do you know of a good one? Thanks!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Stacy – It’s on my list as is a blueberry vinaigrette. Coming soon, promise!

  19. I made this tonight to dress a cool summer salad (romaine, blueberries and goat cheese). So, so good! the things you could do with this dressing…

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Em – Haha! Ya, it definitely has some possibilities! Glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  20. Anshu Paul says:

    WoW! strawberry vinaigrette! never tried before. So simple yet delicious. Can’t wait to try..

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Anshu – I hope you enjoy it!

  21. This is FANTASTIC! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Michelle – My pleasure! πŸ™‚

  22. I just made this dressing and it’s yummy!!! πŸ™‚ I used frozen strawberries that I had set aside and it turned out perfect! And already chilled this way! I love that I can adjust the flavor and use organic ingredients instead of buying a mystery flavored bottle from the store! Thanks so much for sharing! And for those wanting to stock up on summer produce guilt free, don’t forget you can freeze the extras and use when ready! πŸ™‚ Even in the winter! πŸ˜‰

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kristina – Yes! Excellent point! So glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  23. This the first dressing I’ve ever attempted to make and it is definitely my new favorite! πŸ™‚ It took less time to make the dressing I think than to wash my greens! πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to read through the rest of your recipes! Awesome blog by the way! Definitely scored a new reader! πŸ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kristina – Thanks so much! And welcome! πŸ˜€

  24. I may have missed this in the post, but how long will this stay good in the refrigerator? Does it all have to be eaten in one sitting?

    Thank you for all the recipes you post!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Andrea – It will stay good for a few weeks.

  25. OMG! This is so freaking good! It is better than any store bought dressing I have ever tasted and I have made two batches already. Love it!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Selena – Fantastic!!! πŸ™‚

  26. Once you’ve blended it all together, canyon freeze some?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Devin – I’ve never tried to be honest. You can could cut the recipe in half the first time you make it and then put a small amount in the freezer to see how it does. Sorry, wish I could be more help with that. By all accounts, it should freeze pretty well, but it’s hard to know for sure unless you try it.

  27. I tried this strawberry vinaigrette and loved it. Very light taste and different flavor for me. Trying to keep an open mind on new flavors and new tastes. I also make a clean mustard vinaigrette (WeightWatchers Recipe) that is awesome. Thanks for sharing these recipes.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Langa – My pleasure! πŸ™‚

  28. Ohh heavens, this is so wonderful and light. I misread the amt of strawberries and added 1 lb haha. Oops. But still, the strawberries we’re sweet enough where I cut the honey in half. Used my nutribullet and strained the seeds out. So flavorful and healthy. Thank you!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Carla S – My pleasure!

  29. Im trying to cut all added sweeteners, which includes honey. I made this without honey and was happy with the taste! Thank you!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Cassie – Thanks for the feedback! Glad you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

  30. This was so delicious! I added 2 T of pink moscato and it took the dressing over the top. Love it on a spinach, walnut, strawberry and feta salad with a little drizzle of fresh pesto! Thanks so much for sharing :o)

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Angela – I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

  31. This was really good but next time I’ll cut back on the vinegar as it was a little overpowering.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kristina – Sorry you didn’t care for it.

  32. This is the most amazing recipe EVER!! I went and bought all of the other ingredients around this dressing!! Doubled the recipe this time!!! THANK YOU!!!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Chrissi – Thanks so much! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! πŸ˜€

  33. I just made this and it is so good. I’m excited for hubby to try it tonight!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Gail – Fantastic! I hope you both enjoy it!

  34. Delish!! Made this today to prep my salad in a jar for the week— I kid you not, liquid strawberry shortcake! I will be hiding this in my fridge–mine all mine. Thank you!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Renee – Haha!!! So happy you enjoyed it! πŸ˜€

  35. i can’t use honey at the moment since I’m on a Candida diet. I will use stevia instead. I wonder if I should increase the amount of olive oil to compensate for the lack of honey consistency?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Isabel – No, I wouldn’t. Otherwise the olive oil flavor will overwhelm everything. Are the strawberries okay on a candida diet?

  36. Tried this out and it was totally amazing! It tasted just like Cafe Zupas! I recreated their Strawberry Harvest salad and will be linking to this page for the dressing in my post tomorrow (3/18)! Thanks so much for such a delicious recipe!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Britney – I’ve never heard of it! Very cool! So glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  37. This looks delicious and super easy! Thanks for sharing! I plan to use some fresh picked strawberries to make a batch for the week. Is it possible to make more and store it, or does it need to made fresh each time?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Colleen – I don’t think this would be something you could can or freeze. I would imagine it’s best to make it fresh each time.

  38. This is absolutely delicious, and it doesnΒ΄t have sugar!!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Claudia – I’m so happy you liked it! πŸ™‚

  39. This is delicious. Thank you!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jennifer – I’m so happy you liked it! πŸ˜€

  40. I’m obsessed with the handles glass bottles I see in your pictures. Where did you find them? Oh and yes I can’t wait to try with my salads.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tracie – Haha! Ya, I love that bottle. I found it at a kitchen store here in my area. They were just recently sold though so I haven’t been in to see if they still have them.

  41. We’ve started to add a salad a week to our menu and I’m really eager to try this strawberry vinagrette but was wonder what kind of salad would I make for this vinagrette. I’m not a lover of fruit in my salads but will be willing to try anything once. Hopefully you can help me out.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Karla – This goes really well with just about any green salad. I love it on spinach salad! Drop in a few walnuts or other veggies. It’s delicious!

  42. I had so many fresh organic strawberries in July when I first made this delicious vinaigrette that I froze four jars of it. I am just finishing the
    last jar and I can say it is as tasty as the first fresh batch. Now knowing I can also use frozen strawberries I’ll make another batch and extend my
    ‘salad days’ another six weeks or so. Thank you so much.
    I’m going to try and make a peach vinaigrette tomorrow.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Satya – That’s fantastic!! I’ve never frozen it, so it’s good to know that it works well in the freezer. So happy you enjoyed it! πŸ˜€

  43. Just to be clear, the recipe calls for 1/2 pound of strawberries? I read other recipes that calls for 1/2 cup.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      EMarie – Yep! 1/2 a lb. It’s really not that much.

  44. This recipe is a winner. I needed a quick salad dressing recipe just before dinner guests arrived yesterday and found this. Absolutely delicious, everyone loved it!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Yosh – Yay!! That’s wonderful!! πŸ˜€

  45. looks tasty – how many cups of strawberries for 1/2 pound?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Martha – I’m not sure. I bought them by weight. But I’ll try to measure it next time I buy strawberries. Sorry.

  46. I just made this! Simple and delicious! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tiffany – My pleasure!! So happy you like it! πŸ˜€

  47. Redwoodred says:

    I looked this recipe up after having an incredible salad at Longhorn Steakhouse. I wanted to recreate that salad and this dressing made it all come together! I’ve reproduced it four times now and I keeping coming back to it! Perfect balance. Thank you!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Redwoodred – Fantastic!! Happy I could help! πŸ˜€

  48. 5 stars
    Thank you. This is delicious !. I was sad that I was never gonna find something with low carbs like this for my Keto. This cant be beat!.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Irene – Fantastic!! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! It’s one of my favorites too. πŸ™‚

  49. Sorry, maybe I missed it but how long does this keep? I am going to try it this week. Thanks!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Merrie – I would say about a week, maybe two. We always use it up too fast for it to go bad, so I can’t give an exact amount of time. Hope you enjoy it! πŸ™‚

  50. I know this is an old post, but How would i make a smaller batch of this, say 4 servings?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Michelle – If you click on the number listed in the serving size, it will pull up a slider so you can adjust the amounts in the recipe to the number of servings you want. Hope that helps!

  51. 5 stars
    So delicious and perfect on my goat cheese, walnut, arugula salad! This recipe is a keeper!

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