A versatile, uplifting strawberry vinaigrette.
This dressing has completely changed my relationship with salads. I hate to admit it but I am probably the worst almost-vegan when it comes to eating salads. I’ve been vegetarian for most of my life but I’ve never thoroughly enjoyed salads. Unless it was a fruit salad. I guess most greens are too bitter for my sweet-obsessed taste buds. I’m the one who drowns her salad in so much dressing that it disguises the taste of the veggies.
One day when I was eating out at a popular food chain restaurant with my lovely mother, I ordered a salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette dressing and I actually enjoyed it. Every bite that I took I imagined how much more amazing it would be if the dressing was made from Strawberries instead! So thus this recipe was born and so was my new found taste for salads.
This dressing will turn even the pickiest eaters into salad lovers!
Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing
Vegan, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Soy-Free, Grain-Free
Yield: 2 cups
2 cups fresh organic strawberries, puréed
6 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup brown rice syrup or coconut nectar
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or cold pressed unrefined flaxseed oil
2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
Whisk together strawberry purée, lemon juice and sweetener. Add vinegar, then oil and whisk for about 1 to 2 minutes to emulsify. Once well combined store in a glass container or bottle and keep refrigerated. Enjoy!