Strawberry Balsamic Dressing seems fancy but really it’s like any vinaigrette. Use excellent quality olive oil, balsamic vinegar and red ripe strawberries and your work is done!
Delicious with Watermelon Strawberry Salad
I really love Strawberry Balsamic Dressing over chunks of fresh watermelon. If you want to make the salad that I have pictured here, use 4 cups (600g) of fresh watermelon, 2 cups of sliced strawberries (400g) and 1/2 cup of fresh raspberries (60g). Also, I garnished with fresh mint leaves, which you can either leave whole or finely shred. Both are delicious!
This fruit salad dressing is so delicious that I caught myself slurping whole spoonfuls of it! Yes, you need to taste everything that comes out of your kitchen, but make sure some of it arrives on your table! Make sure the strawberries are very ripe for best flavor.
Handblenders: My favorite kitchen appliance
I like to crush the strawberries before adding them to the Strawberry Balsamic Dressing. As you will notice in so many of my recipes, a hand blender is definitely the most convenient tool for making fresh salad dressing. I would be lost without my hand blender! It’s the best tool for quick blending of freshin ingredients like salad dressings. This is the one I recommend. It’s a little more expensive, but mine is over 25 years old and still going strong! Love it!
You can use any fruit with this dressing, but watermelon is definitely top of the list. All melons are good with this dressing. Other options are oranges, tangerines, jicama, bananas, or mangoes. Even cucumbers go well with this salad dressing. As long as the fruit is fresh, this dressing will shine!
I always prefer to make my salad dressings one day in advance for best flavor. Strawberry Balsamic Dressing is no exception. Thankfully, salad dressings are quick to make. In just a few minutes you can have this dressing in your refrigerator ready for your next meal!Print
Strawberry Balsamic Dressing for the ultimate fruit salad
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Total Time: 2 minutes
- Yield: Approximately 1 cup 1x
1 cup crushed strawberries (166g)
¼ cup honey (60ml)
⅓ cup olive oil (80ml)
1 tbsp. red pepper flakes (6g)
Juice of 1 lime
¼ cup balsamic vinegar (60ml)
Add ingredients to a measuring cup and puree using a hand blender. Using a mesh strainer, strain out the strawberry pulp.