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This strawberry balsamic vinaigrette recipe is perfect for summer salads!
Making homemade salad dressing is always quick and easy. Easier still if you use a blender. But you don’t have to have one. A bowl and a whisk will work too, or even a fork! (Although, for this recipe, you’ll need a blender).
Homemade dressings are always healthier than store-bought and typically have a much fresher flavor than something that has been sitting on the store-shelf for weeks.
When I first started eating clean, it took me a while to prefer homemade dressings. Not because they didn’t taste good, but because my taste buds were still expecting the intensity of an MSG-filled dressing. But if you really focus in on it, you also realize that while the flavors are intense, the freshness is definitely not there.
These days, I’ll take fresh over intense any day. But that doesn’t mean homemade dressings are flavorless. Far from it! This strawberry balsamic vinaigrette has all the flavor of a store-bought dressing while still giving you that fresh, homemade taste.
If you aren’t a fan of balsamic vinegar, I have another strawberry vinaigrette recipe you might enjoy.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE THIS:
- 2 cups chopped strawberries
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup oil (something light flavored like grapeseed oil)
- 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. salt (I used pink salt)
You can measure the strawberries whole or chopped. It won’t make that big of a difference. I measured mine whole.
WHAT TO SERVE THIS ON:
This strawberry balsamic vinaigrette recipe is wonderful over spinach salad. Particularly one with berries and nuts in it. It can be used over chicken or pork as a sauce or used with fruit salad, particularly one with lots of berries.
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MORE CLEAN EATING RECIPES:
STRAWBERRY BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE RECIPE
Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
- 2 cups strawberries
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup oil (anything light flavored)
- ½ tsp. ground black pepper
- ½ tsp. salt
- Put everything in a blender and blend for 1-2 minutes until it's totally smooth.
- Store in the fridge up to a week.