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Strawberry Vinaigrette – The Perfect Spinach Salad Dressing Recipe

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Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing just might be the best dressing for spinach salads!

This weekend was absolutely beautiful here in Grove City, Ohio. I even got to be outside a little bit yesterday and mow the lawn. Beautiful day! All that sunshine made me hungry for something fresh and fruity. My solution, Strawberry Spinach Salad with my homemade recipe for Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing. Perfect!

Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing by The Birch Cottage

This salad and dressing combo have become my favorite. I love this salad and just can’t get enough of it!

Typically, I just make the salad with fresh baby spinach, strawberry slices and slivered almonds. However, you can use whatever toppings you like, such as walnuts, oranges, chicken, shrimp – the possibilities are endless.

Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

What really makes this salad is the dressing. This flavorful, delicious, robust Strawberry Vinaigrette recipe just blends all the flavors together into a little masterpiece of taste!

Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

Seriously, if you like spinach salad, you’ve just got to give this Strawberry Vinaigrette a try. The sweetness of the strawberries with the tartness of the balsamic vinegar and dijon mustard are the perfect marriage of flavors.

The salad dressing will keep in the refrigerator for probably a week. You may notice some separation, which is normal. Just give it a good shake or stir before serving.

Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing by The Birch Cottage

One of the best things I like about homemade salad dressings are the lack of preservatives. They just don’t get much healthier or tastier than this strawberry vinaigrette. For other healthy recipes be sure to check out my Healthy Chocolate Chunk Muffins or my husband’s favorite Garlic Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce or my absolute favorite snack – homemade Guacamole!

Strawberry Vinaigrette

Strawberry Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 3 minutes

Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing just might be the best dressing for spinach salads!


  • 2/3 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 shallot, chopped
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1-1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth, about 30-45 seconds.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 21Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 94mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g

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Do you have a go-to or favorite homemade salad dressing? I’d love to hear about it!

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