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Strawberry Vinaigrette

Pair this sweet and tart strawberry vinaigrette dressing with any salad for a fresh twist for summer. —Carolyn McMunn, San Angelo, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/2 cups


  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon poppy seeds


  • Place the strawberries in a blender; cover and process until pureed. Add lemon juice and sugar; cover and process until blended. While processing, gradually add vinegar and oil in a steady stream; process until thickened. Stir in poppy seeds. Transfer to a large bowl or jar; cover and store in the refrigerator.

Strawberry Vinaigrette Tips

How do I store a strawberry vinaigrette?

Store strawberry vinaigrette in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

Can I substitute olive oil with other oils?

Yes, while this recipe calls for olive oil, you can substitute another type of oil. Avocado oil, flax oil and walnut oil are all good choices.

What other seasonings can I add?

The sky's the limit! Some easy additions include cracked black pepper, fresh basil or Italian blend seasoning.

What can I pair with a strawberry vinaigrette?

You can serve this delicious dressing on a spinach and asparagus salad, spread on a bistro-inspired turkey sandwich or use to marinate grilled chicken.

Can I use fresh strawberries or ones that are overripe?

This dressing is a wonderful way to use up overripe strawberries, but just ripe strawberries also work.

Can I get rid of the strawberry seeds?

If you want your vinaigrette to be seed-free, use a fine mesh sieve to strain the strawberries after they've been blended.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 31 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • justmbeth
    Jun 4, 2019

    By itself, I liked the dressing and thought it had good flavor. However, on salad as a dressing, the flavor overpowered and did not compliment the greens.

  • TerryH1387
    Jul 5, 2017

    A delicious change of pace. Followed the recipe and enjoyed the salad. Even those in my family who are not salad fans liked this.

  • ChocolateEE
    Dec 30, 2016

    Amazing fresh tart flavor. I used mixed berries with extraordinary results.

  • rissa16
    Apr 11, 2016

    I made the recipe exactly as it said. It is my new favorite!

  • grannyfromwisc
    Oct 24, 2014

    Absolutely yummy! I used apple cider vinegar and threw in a few chia seeds. Wow!

  • milltownt
    Aug 3, 2014

    Enjoyed the strawberry flavor

  • stmarymead235
    Jun 27, 2014

    I made this last night and refrigerated it for today. This is so delicious! My daughter says it almost tastes like a smoothie. And yes, I only had a bag of mixed berries ala strawberries, raspberries and blackberries and it is still awesome. Definately 5*. A summer-time al fresco staple!

  • mariposamary
    Jun 8, 2014


  • joycerm53
    Jun 2, 2014

    This is a great dressing! I have been making this since it was first published. Great on spinach salad!

  • shaunh1
    Sep 7, 2013

    awesome dressing on my roasted almond and mandarin orange spinach salad