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Easy Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe

Author: Janet Harlow
Course: Sauces and Dressings
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
This creamy strawberry vinaigrette dressing will make just about any salad perfectly flavor balanced, with just a few ingredients. The blender (or food processor) does all the work so it's ready in just 5 minutes.
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Prep Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 4 medium sized fresh strawberries*
  • 1/3 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp white wine or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sweetener-agave, maple syrup, honey, sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 pinch red chile flakes or black pepper
  • 1 pinch black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the strawberries and trim off the stem.
  • Place all of the ingredients in a bowl (if using immersion blender), food processor or blender. My favorite tool for this is a mini food processor. NOTE that the red chili flakes in a small amount will not make the vinaigrette spicy. It is meant as a flavor enhancer.
  • Run on high for 30 seconds to one minute. The mixture should be smooth and pink.
  • Taste. If you prefer to remove the strawberry seeds, run the mixture through a fine mesh strainer.
  • Taste. Adjust the flavors to your preference. Is it missing that vague something? Add a couple of pinches of salt. Do you prefer it more sour? Add 2 tsp of vinegar. More sweet? Ad 2 tsp sweeter? Is it too sour? Add 1 Tbsp oil.
  • Store this vinaigrette in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for about a week. If it thickens too much after refrigerating, heat in the microwave for 10-15 seconds or leave at room temperature for 1 hour.

Notes

Frozen strawberries can be used if thawed.
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