Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette made using only 4 ingredients.  Takes less than 10 minutes to make and perfect healthy dressing for lunch or dinner salad recipe

I have been using pomegranate balsamic vinegar until this weekend when I ran out of it.  Now, I had a conundrum to solve.  Should I run to the store to get a new bottle or make my own?

“Make my own” won the imaginary coin toss, so, I went to my fridge to find the ingredients.

Shockingly (read that with a heavy sarcasm in your tone), I had no pomegranate anywhere in my fridge because it is not pom season here in Florida.

Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette in a glass jar with strawberries in the background
Healthy strawberry balsamic salad dressing is made using just 4 ingredients

What I had were strawberries left over from my Strawberry Cupcakes recipe where they were used as garnish.

If  You you were in my kitchen at that moment, you would have seen a light bulb appear over my head when I saw the strawberries.

Why not make a strawberry balsamic vinaigrette?  How hard can it be, right?

Overhead View of Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette in a glass jar with strawberries in the background

Turns out that it was even easier than I thought.  All I needed were 4 ingredients to come up with vinaigrette.  In 5 minutes, I had my strawberry balsamic vinaigrette which I used in my spinach salad and chomped it up!

Fruit dressings are nothing new on my blog.  My blueberry vinaigrette is a very easy and delicious salad dressing.

A perennial favorite is this orange dressing with star anise.

A Filled Spoon over Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette in a glass jar with strawberries in the background

My next experiment is with a pomegranate.  Stay tuned….

What is your favorite fruit to use in a salad dressing?

This strawberry balsamic Vinaigrette goes best with a spinach salad.  But, you can top it in almost any salad that can handle strawberry flavor.

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Strawberries also make for a perfect cream cheese dip.  It was my favorite from these 5 cream cheese dips.

If fruity dressings are not your thing, try my mint vinaigrette with za’atar.  Its perfect for salads or even light pasta recipes.

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A simple strawberry balsamic vinaigrette made using only 4 ingredients. Takes less than 10 minutes to make and perfect healthy dressing for lunch or dinner salad recipe

Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

A simple, 10 minute strawberry balsamic vinaigrette made using only 4 ingredients
5 from 49 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cups
Calories 322 kcal



  • In a blender, add strawberries
  • Add balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and olive oil.
  • If your strawberries are not too sweet, adjust maple syrup amount
  • Blend on low speed until everything is blended well.

Drizzle the strawberry vinaigrette on a spinach salad for best taste results.



    Serving: 2cupsCalories: 322kcalCarbohydrates: 17gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 170mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin C: 56.4mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 0.7mg
    Keyword easy homemade dressings, how to preserve strawberries
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    1. So delicious and very easy to make! This was perfect over a spinach salad where I added some extra strawberry slices. SO good!

    2. The Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe was a game-changer for my salads. The combination of ripe strawberries, tangy balsamic vinegar, and a hint of sweetness creates a dressing that adds a burst of flavor with every bite. It’s now a staple in my kitchen, and I can’t imagine enjoying a salad without it.

    3. I tried making this yesterday, and it was so perfect. My salad was so delicious that it makes me want more! I would make more of these!!

    4. Used this strawberry balsamic vinaigrette dressing for my salad lunch and it was incredibly delicious! My lunch turned out to be so refreshing, flavorful and satisfying.

    5. We LOVE this dressing!
      It has become a summer staple for us!
      I make up a double batch at the beginning of the week and we have it on salads as side dishes throughout the week!
      It works so well with a simple green salad but also with salads where I have added some cooked pasta or some bits of cheese.
      SO YUM!

      1. Thank you, Kristin. I haven’t tried to freeze it before, so, I am just guessing here. I am not sure if it will freeze well because of the balsamic vinegar. I am not recommending freezing it, but, try it out and let me know if it works. I have a feeling that the texture will be watery when you thaw it out.

    6. I love this dressing! I made it for the third time this morning. The first time, I made one batch. The second time, I tripled it, and this morning, o quadrupled it.

      I’m using about 6 strawberries for each “cup.”

    7. I made this strawberry vinegarette and it is incredible!! Wonderful on salad and even better as a drizzle over roasted chicken and pork! Thank you!

    8. Your nutritional information says that a serving is 2 cups, but what would it be for 2 tablespoons which is a typical serving size? Can’t wait to try this!

    9. I love homemade vinaigrette!! The strawberries take this right over the top – such bright delicious flavor. This would be perfect with any salad!!!