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.
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?
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.
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.
Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
- 1 cup strawberries Cleaned and green leaves removed
- 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 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.