Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe

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

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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!!

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

    1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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)

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

  7. 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!!!!

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

  9. 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!

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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. 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.

  13. This is absolutely delicious, and it doesn´t have sugar!!!

  14. This is delicious. Thank you!

  15. 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. 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.

  16. 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. 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!

  17. 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. 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! 😀

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

  19. 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!

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

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

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

  22. 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!

  23. 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!.

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

    1. 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! 🙂

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

    1. 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!

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