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A light strawberry vinaigrette to dress up your summer salad! Let me show how to make a basic strawberry vinaigrette dressing and strawberry poppyseed dressing.

strawberry vinaigrette in a glass jar next to a wooden spoon

Are you bored to use the same salad dressing over and over? This strawberry salad dressing is a very soft and creamy dressing which goes well especially with green, spinach or asparagus salad. It’s lightly sweet and has a wonderful strawberry flavor.

Strawberry Salad Dressing Recipe

This dressing is made very easily and ready in just a few minutes. Whenever possible, use fresh strawberries to make it. It’s also possible to make it with frozen berries, but let them thaw up for about one hour on your countertop.

Once you have prepared the basic strawberry vinaigrette recipe, you can very quickly adapt it into a strawberry poppyseeds dressing, which has a nutty flavor and ads a little crunch to your salad.

strawberry dressing in a glass jar next to a wooden spoon

How to make strawberry vinaigrette

  1. Wash and roughly chop the strawberries.
  2. Add them with all other ingredients into a food processor (an immersion blender works too).
  3. Blend well until you have a creamy dressing.

strawberry poppyseed dressing

strawberry poppyseed dressing in a glass jar next to a wooden spoon
  1. Prepare the dressing the same way as the strawberry vinaigrette.
  2. Add the poppy seeds and puls only once until the poppy seeds are mixed under → Don’t add them add the beginning, they would blend too much and get crushed.

You can store the dressing for a few days in your fridge.

Recipe Variations

  • Raspberry Vinaigrette: substitute the strawberries with raspberries
  • Use lemon or lime juice instead of red wine vinegar.
  • For an oil-free dressing, replace the oil with water.
  • Add fresh basil.
  • Season it with garlic or onion powder.
  • Substitute the maple syrup with agave nectar or any other sugar.

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📖 Recipe

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Strawberry Vinaigrette | 2 Ways

A light strawberry vinaigrette to dress up your summer salad! Let me show how to make a basic strawberry vinaigrette and strawberry poppyseed dressing.
Author : Aline Cueni
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Prep Time :5 minutes
Total Time :5 minutes
Servings : 4
Calories : 89kcal


Strawberry Vinaigrette

  • 1 cup (150g) strawberries roughly chopped
  • cup (30ml) olive oil or water for an oil-free dressing
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar or lemon, lime juice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or any other sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt

Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing

  • 1-2 tsp poppy seeds


Strawberry Vinaigrette

  • Blend all ingredient in your food processor or immersion blender until you have a creamy dressing.

Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing

  • Prepare the strawberry vinaigrette according to the recipe above. Once mixed, add the poppy seeds and only pulse a few times until well combined (don’t overmix, or the poppy seeds will be crushed).


  • Season it with fresh basil, garlic, or onion powder.
  • Best with fresh strawberries. Can be made with frozen ones, thaw them first for one hour on your countertop.


Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 66mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 21.2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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