Vegan Strawberry Vinaigrette (Easy and Creamy)

This Vegan Strawberry Vinaigrette is a vitamin C-rich salad dressing that is so addictively delicious.  It is naturally creamy, sweet and slightly tart and pairs wonderfully with summer salads.  It couldn’t be easier to make – simply combine everything together in your blender and pour over your favorite greens.  This dressing is dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free and kid-friendly.  

Easy Creamy Vegan Strawberry Vinaigrette

Vegan Strawberry Vinaigrette

This Vegan Strawberry Vinaigrette dressing does not even compare to store-bought dressings and once you try it you will never go back!  It is ultra-creamy from the blended strawberries and olive oil.  You would think it contains dairy or cashews to make it creamy but it doesn’t even need to.  It is naturally thick and creamy with just five simple ingredients and a pinch of salt!  It uses all pantry ingredients (olive oil, mustard, maple syrup, vinegar and salt) and fresh in-season strawberries. 

Strawberries

Strawberries are high in vitamin C and a great source of folate.  I love them in this recipe because they bring a slight sweetness that isn’t overwhelming.  To find the best strawberries, smell your package of strawberries before buying.  If they smell sweet they will taste sweet.  If they don’t, then find a new package.  Sweet strawberries make a huge difference in this recipe.  You also want to look for shiny strawberries that are firm (not mushy) with a bright red color (not yellow or white).  The caps should be fresh looking, green (not brown) and intact.  You want to avoid shriveled or leaky berries.  Once you have found your perfect package, store them unwashed in the refrigerator for 1-3 days.  I like to store an unbleached paper towel in the container to absorb any excess moisture.  This helps keep them fresher longer.  I also always store them in my crisper drawer of the refrigerator.  Once you are ready to eat or use you can wash them.

Strawberry Salad Dressing

How to Make Vegan Strawberry Vinaigrette

This recipe really could not be easier.  You simply add all ingredients to a blender and blend everything until it is smooth and creamy.  You can use the dressing right away on your favorite salad or transfer it to a storage container and store in your refrigerator for later.  It lasts up to five days and makes a large batch.  I am a heavy salad dressing user and it usually lasts me five to six large salads. 

Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad

More Strawberry Recipes

If you love strawberries as much as I do and have more on hand, try my Strawberry Avocado Salsa or my Strawberry Shortcake Cake.  You can also freeze your fresh strawberries to make Easy Strawberry Sorbet.

Strawberry Dressing on Salad

This Strawberry Vinaigrette is vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, raw, nut-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free, egg-free and dairy-free.  My kids all absolutely love this dressing and it gets them to actually want to eat salad.  It is so quick and easy to make and so much better than store-bought salad dressing.  I love the creamy texture and sweet yet tart flavor.  Even though it is creamy it is overall a light vinaigrette that pairs well with summer salads.  I love it with mixed greens, avocado, fresh strawberries, salted pepita seeds, hemp seeds and red onion. 

Strawberry Salad Dressing

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Easy Creamy Vegan Strawberry Vinaigrette

Easy Creamy Vegan Strawberry Vinaigrette


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Vegan Strawberry Vinaigrette is a vitamin C-rich salad dressing that is so addictively delicious.  It is naturally creamy, sweet and slightly tart and pairs wonderfully with summer salads.  It couldn’t be easier to make – simply combine everything together in your blender and pour over your favorite greens.  This dressing is dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free and kid-friendly.


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Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Use immediately or store in an airtight glass container for up to five days.

  • Category: Dressing
  • Method: Blender

Keywords: Easy Creamy Vegan Strawberry Vinaigrette

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