Strawberry Poppy Seed Vinagrette

Strawberry Poppyseed Vinaigrette Homemade salad dressing is one of the easiest (and actually healthy) things you can make. Much like cranberry sauce, I can't for the life of me figure out why this stuff is bottled and sold in stores, because it is seriously simple to make!   Well, this vinaigrette takes the olive oil-vinegar combo up a notch by adding fresh strawberries. The fresh berries give it a bright and spring-y flavor profile. I made this for a strawberry salad that I made this morning (You can watch me make it on SnapChat: FoodieInNewYork).  The salad is kind of amazing, and this dressing is the exclamation point on it!

Fresh Strawberries seasonal produce

Soak the strawberries in red wine vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper before adding olive oil and poppy seeds.

I soaked strawberries in red wine vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper for 15 minutes. I then blended them and drizzled in olive oil, and finally, I whisked in poppy seeds. Flavorful and fresh homemade salad dressing is really that simple. I hope you make this recipe, and I'll be posting a recipe for an amazing strawberry salad (with toasted goat cheese croutons!) shortly.

Strawberry Poppy Seed Vinagrette
Author: Vallery
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Serves: 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  1. Rinse and dry the strawberries. Quarter them and add them to a bowl.
  2. Add the sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper and toss. Allow to sit for 15 minutes.
  3. Blend the strawberry mixture. Once blended, drizzle in the olive oil. Then, stir in the poppy seeds.
  4. You may store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.