Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe

by | Salads and Veggies, Sauces Dressing

Strawberry vinaigrette is sweet from strawberries, sour from vinegar, spicy from chili flakes and garlic, emulsified with olive oil and fabulous!

Strawberry Season

When 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!

strawberry vinaigrette
Strawberry Season

Strawberry Vinaigrette

How about a fast salad dressing that is sure to elevate any salad you drizzle it over! If you can’t think of a salad you would make to enjoy strawberry vinaigrette, by all means make this Strawberry Salad with spinach, feta, strawberries and either bacon or smoked salmon!

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 salads!

A Fabulous Strawberry Salad

How To Make Strawberry Vinaigrette

So darn easy! In the blender or food processor, toss a handful of washed and stemmed strawberries, 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 a fabulous salad dressing!

Ingredients Needed

  • Strawberries
  • White balsamic vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Garlic
  • Chili flakes
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh herbs – Rosemary here
  • Salt
strawberry vinaigrette
Strawberry Vinaigrette Ingredients

Equipment Needed

  • Blender or Food processor
  • Sauce pan
  • Cutting board
  • Chopping knife
  • Mason Jars

Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe

Recipe by Robin DaumitCourse: Dressing, Salads and Veggies



Strawberry vinaigrette is sweet from strawberries, sour from vinegar, spicy from chili flakes and garlic, emulsified with olive oil and fabulous!


  • Strawberries – 1 cup, chopped

  • Vinegar – 3/4 cup white balsamic or apple cider

  • Sugar – 1 tablespoon

  • Chili Flakes – pinch

  • Garlic – 2 cloves, crushed

  • Olive oil – 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh herbs – 1/4 cup

  • Salt – to taste


  • Place strawberries, vinegar, sugar, chili flakes and garlic in a small sauce pan and bring to a slow boil. Turn off, cover and allow to sit for 15 minutes.
  • Pour into a blender and add olive oil, salt and herbs. Puree until nice and smooth. Transfer to a glass jar. Cool completely. Cover and store in the fridge.

Recipe Video

strawberry vinaigrette
Homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette

My Muffin Madness


In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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Preeti Shridhar
1 year ago

Oh my! This sounds so delicious. It would perk up any salad. I love strawberries in any form.


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