You need only 5 ingredients for this sweet, tangy, rich dressing made with fresh strawberries. It’ll have you looking forward to salads everyday!
When strawberries start popping up in the stores (I’m talking about the local, delicious strawberries — not overpriced, out of season strawberries), I get super excited.
Strawberries have always been my favorite fruit, nay my favorite food. I know I can be pretty dramatic, but strawberries take the cake for my favorite food of all time.
As a kid, I used “strawberries” as my password for everything. I think one time I walked in on the evening news talking about a kidnapping. It totally freaked me out, so anytime someone different picked me up from school they had to know the password: strawberries. Not strawberry. Strawberries. Plural. That’s important. I want all the strawberries. Not just one.
It’s safe to say I am quirky, especially as a kid, but strawberries have forever been my favorite food. Even more so than bacon, and that says a lot. Bacon is a really really close second though.
K, I’m pretty sure you didn’t come here to learn about my favorite fruit. You probably saw strawberry dressing and either thought “weird. no.” or “yummy! Strawberries in dressing sounds glorious!”
I’d recommend the second opinion because this stuff is addicting. I had to buy extra lettuce because I craved a salad like 8 days in a row because of this strawberry salad dressing.
I know that Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow, and this is completely unrelated to Mexican food.
But it’s strawberry season, so they’re sweet, juicy, and perfect to balance out the tangy balsamic vinegar and the richness of the olive oil.
I prefer to use white balsamic vinegar because the regular balsamic vinegar could potentially make the salad dressing not as vibrantly red and beautiful, but it’s totally up to you.
This takes all of three minutes to make. All you have to do is toss the ingredients in a food processor and blend for less than a minute.
Then prepare yourself to eat salad for at least 6 days because this makes 3/4 cup of dressing. I used about 2 tablespoons of dressing per salad. However, adjust the amount to your personal preference.
Strawberry Salad Dressing
- 1 cup chopped strawberries about 8-10 strawberries
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic 1 small garlic clove
- 3 TBSP white balsamic vinegar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 TBSP olive oil
- Add strawberries, garlic, vinegar, and salt to a food processor. Blend until smooth.
- Pour in olive oil and process until combined.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.