Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe

This easy 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.

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.

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 its 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!
  • And, of course, it’s great over a green salad as well.

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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.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24 servings (tablespoons), approximately
Calories: 18kcal
Author: Tiffany McCauley


  • ½ 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
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground, black pepper


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


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


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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  1. This is FANTASTIC! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Michelle – My pleasure! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I just made this dressing and it’s yummy!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ Even in the winter! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kristina – Yes! Excellent point! So glad you enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. This the first dressing I’ve ever attempted to make and it is definitely my new favorite! ๐Ÿ™‚ It took less time to make the dressing I think than to wash my greens! ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to read through the rest of your recipes! Awesome blog by the way! Definitely scored a new reader! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kristina – Thanks so much! And welcome! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. 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.

  5. 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!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 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.

  7. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. 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!

  9. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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! ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. 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!

  14. 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! ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. 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?

  16. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. 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.

  18. This is absolutely delicious, and it doesnยดt have sugar!!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Claudia – I’m so happy you liked it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. This is delicious. Thank you!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jennifer – I’m so happy you liked it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. 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.