Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
We were going to a friend’s house for a birthday celebration and I wanted to make a special salad to go with dinner. I went online in search of a summery vinaigrette and found one at Barefeet In The Kitchen that looked perfect. I adapted it a bit by using fresh strawberries, basil instead of rosemary, and a bit of vegetable oil. It couldn’t have been easier to make. It tasted a little bit sweet, a little bit tart, and tangy. It was light, flavorful, and perfectly delicious. This vinaigrette was a big hit with everyone except for my son, who wasn’t a fan. I will be making this again… SOON. Thanks for the great recipe, Mary!
How to Make a Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
Combine the sliced strawberries, white balsamic vinegar, vegetable oil, olive oil, orange juice, honey, basil, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, together in a large container. Blend using an immersion blender (or regular blender) until well combined. Taste and re-season with seasonings or honey if needed. Drizzle over salad and serve. Enjoy.
- 6 oz of Fresh strawberries sliced
- ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Juice of 1 small orange about 2 tbsp
- 1/2-1 tbsp honey
- ½ tsp dried basil
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
- Combine the sliced strawberries, vegetable oil, olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, orange juice, honey, basil, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, together in a large container.
- Blend using an immersion blender (or regular blender) until well combined. Taste and re-season with seasonings or honey if needed. Drizzle over salad and serve. Enjoy.
That sounds delicious! And it is also a pretty color!!! I will be making this too!!
I’m so glad you liked it, Pam! I love the idea of making it with basil. Your photo is great!
Sounds good and the color is beautiful!
When ever I go to my moms I always use her raspberry balsamic vinaigrette because I think it is fantastic on salads. I definitely would love this version!!!
Love the color… it’s almost too pretty to pour on anything 🙂
Beautiful colour! It should be very tasty!:P
Beautiful colour!! Pam, sounds delicious!!!!
And it’s so pretty in the cruet! I’m sure your friend loved it.
This is a different take on a salad dressing – great idea. I would have never thought to use strawberries in the dressing.
Tiene lindo color su vinagreta casera me gusta,hugs.
Oh my this looks really good to someone who loves sweet and savory foods together!
I JUST bought that same little salad dressing pourer!! Now I just need to fill it with this vinaigrette and we’ll really be twins. 😛
I’m going to make this for art class!
This sounds perfect. I love raspberry vinaigrette and I am sure that I would love this one too.
I like fruity balsamic…actually just bought a bottle of black currant balsamic. Your salad looks splendid!
Looks yummy! Do you know how long salad dressing stays good for?
Mine lasted three days in the refrigerator. It didn’t go bad – we used it all up. 🙂
I made this dressing and my husband and I love it
This is a keeper….I already shared this with a friend.