Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette with Poppy Seeds

How to Make Strawberry Salad Dressing + A Simple Kale Salad!

This strawberry vinaigrette dressing will keep you BERRY excited about eating your leafy greens! Whether you’re trying to jazz up your lunch or make a statement serving a fancy salad, this poppy seed and strawberry salad dressing is the way to go. Vibrant, sweet, and simple!

I know, a strawberry vinaigrette might sound strange if you’ve never tried it, but it’s sure to open your eyes to new flavor possibilities. Sweet strawberries serve as the base, paired with the tangy acidity of apple cider vinegar and white vinegar—making for an irresistible flavor combination! With a generous dose of extra-virgin olive oil in the mix, it’s also oozing with nutritious, anti-inflammatory fats that your body will appreciate.

Most importantly, this strawberry salad dressing is incredibly easy to make. Just blend all of the ingredients together in the blender, stirring in the poppy seeds last for a satisfying crunch and fun, speckled look. We eat with our eyes first!

The result is a gorgeous, bright pink, strawberry vinaigrette dressing that’ll make you fall in love with salad again. (Or for the first time!) If you find yourself looking for even more ways to enjoy this recipe, try switching up the berries you use. I’ve made a similar dressing using raspberries before, or you could try blueberries, or a mixture of berries, too!

Strawberry Salad Dressing

Strawberry Vinaigrette Ingredients

½ cup fresh strawberries, and/or raspberries (or frozen & thawed)
⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tsp honey
¼ tsp onion powder
½ tsp Dijon mustard
pinch of salt
2 tsp poppy seeds (stir in)

How to Make Strawberry Salad Dressing with Poppy Seeds

First, add all of your strawberry vinaigrette ingredients, except for the poppy seeds, into a blender. Blend until you’ve got a smooth, vibrant pink mixture.

Once blended, stir in the poppy seeds—and that’s it! Your strawberry salad dressing is ready to serve immediately, or transfer into a jar or bottle for storage. This will last in the fridge for about a week.

Serve over your favorite leafy green salad, or even try as a fruit salad dressing! Personally, I highly recommend pairing this strawberry vinaigrette dressing with a kale salad, because its fruity sweetness is the perfect complement to kale’s crunchy bitterness. I’ve shared one of my favorite simple kale salad combos below!

Strawberry Vinaigrette & Kale Salad

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Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing & Kale Salad

Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe

Vibrant, sweet-and-tangy strawberry salad dressing with poppy seeds.

  • Author: Alyssia Sheikh
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
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Ingredients

Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing

½ cup fresh strawberries, and/or raspberries (or frozen & thawed)
⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil*
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tsp honey
¼ tsp onion powder
½ tsp Dijon mustard
pinch of salt

2 tsp poppy seeds (stir in)

Simple Kale Salad (1 serving)

12 cups chopped kale
½ red apple, chopped
¼ cup celery, sliced
¼ cup mandarin slices
¼ cup slivered almonds
½ cup feta cheese

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients together, except poppy seeds, until smooth. Stir in poppy seeds.
  • Serve over salad immediately, or transfer to a jar or container to store. Lasts up to a week in the fridge.

Yields 1¼ cups

Notes

Note on Oils:

*If you plan to cook with this dressing (i.e. as a marinade), be sure to use a high smoke point oil!

Extra-virgin olive oil has a low smoke point—meaning it will release toxic byproducts when heated above a certain temperature, and it is best used on cold dishes like salads. For cooking, use high smoke point oils like light or extra-light olive oil, or avocado oil.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
  • Calories: 75
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g