Fresh Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing, with fresh sweet strawberries, a little tart from white vinegar, the fruity flavor of olive oil and a little bit of red chili flakes.
Who Wants the Perfect Salad For Strawberry Season!
The perfect way to indulge in strawberry season is with an easy strawberry vinaigrette recipe and a fabulous Strawberry Spinach Salad!
Toss a little freshly cooked bacon or layer the salad with sardines and you’ve got a summer dinner in minutes, with fresh ingredients.
When that time of year comes around and strawberry season finally arrives after a long cold winter of zero fresh fruits, I want strawberries in everything I can possibly get them in!
Just up the street from me is a strawberry farm that lays quietly with black tarp over the sleeping strawberry fields, during the winter months.
When that tarp comes off, my kitchen is in full swing for my own little strawberry festival of flavors!
What To Make When Strawberry Season Arrives
After all, it’s ‘Berry‘ season!
In-season strawberries are so sweet, as opposed to those gigantic store bought flavorless strawberries.
Savory Strawberry Dishes
Therefore, I enjoy a savory flavor, with these sweet strawberries, just as much as I do dessert!
Forgive me for boasting, but I make the best darn salad, made with baby spinach, red onion, feta cheese and this homemade strawberry vinaigrette.
For a summertime of picnics, boating or busy work days that still require a healthy lunch, you are sure to love Lunch In A Mason Jar – To Go!
The vinaigrette will last one week in the fridge, so don’t be shy, make a jar full for the entire week of fabulous salads!
Let’s Talk About The Perfect Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing
How about a fast delicious dressing that is sure to elevate any salad you drizzle it over!
Fresh strawberries pureed with garlic, chili flakes, white balsamic vinegar, olive oil rosemary and sea salt.
The vinaigrette will last one week in the fridge, so don’t be shy, make a jar full for the entire week of fabulous summer salads!
How To Make Fresh Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
So darn easy!
In the blender or food processor, toss a handful of washed and stemmed strawberries, making sure to cut out any possible moldy spots.
Next add the white balsamic or even apple cider vinegar, garlic, chili flakes, yes chili flakes to elevate this vinaigrette with a little heat, salt and fresh herbs.
While the machine is running, pour in a little olive oil to emulsify the mixture and you have the perfect dressing for salads!
What To Serve With Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
Come summertime, we all have our favorite types of salads, although we often get stuck making the same ones.
I have two favorite salad recipes I would like to share with you.
One of these salads, I made on the Great American Recipe with PBS, in the finale.
It’s as beautiful as it is delicious.
And while I served it with my spicy hot fig salad dressing, it is also perfect for this delicious vinaigrette recipe.
Beet Salad In Endive Leaves – confetti chopped roasted beets, coated in dressing and served in endive leaves.
Another all time favorite is a repertoire of Salads In A Jar!
That’s right! Mason jars loaded up with a huge selection of simple ingredients, tangy sweet vinaigrette on the bottom, give a shake before enjoying (while on the go), and you have wholesome ingredients for a busy lifestyle!
More Vinaigrette Salad Dressings To Love
From a creamy dressing to a dressing with a bright flavor, I have a few favorite Mediterranean influenced dressings you are sure to love.
Make a few at one time (why not, you’re already in the kitchen), store them in Mason Jars in the fridge and meal time is almost ready!
- Tahini Salad Dressing – with crushed sesame seed paste, known as tahini, lemon, garlic and olive oil for a nutty flavored dressing
- Pomegranate Salad Dressing and Marinade – a Mediterranean dressing with the sweet of pomegranate molasses, and the tart of sumac
- Mediterranean Lemon Dressing – with bright lemony flavor, herbs and olive oil
How To Store Homemade Salad Dressing For The Week
Once you have made your delicious salad dressing, you will want to be assured that it will last in the fridge for the week.
Perhaps, also, you would like to transport the dressing to pour on a salad just before eating; like on the boat, picnic or poolside.
Mason jars are my absolute favorite splurge in my kitchen fridge and pantry.
The jars come in so many sizes, and are great to shake and pour your dressing no matter where you are!
- White balsamic vinegar
- Chili flakes
- Olive oil
- Fresh herbs – Rosemary here
- Blender or Food processor
- Sauce pan
- Cutting board
- Chopping knife
- Mason Jars
Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
- Food processor or blender
- Cutting board and knife
- 1 cup Ripe Strawberries roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup White Balsamic Vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp Honey or maple syrup
- pinch Chili Flakes
- 2 Garlic cloves crushed
- 2 tbsp Extra virgin Olive oil or avocado oil
- 1/4 cup Fresh herbs roughly chopped
- pinch Salt to taste
- Place all the ingredients into the bowl of a food processor or blender and whisk until pureed.
- Transfer to an airtight container or Mason Jar and store in the fridge to use as needed.
- Will last one week in the fridge. Shake well before using.