This fresh strawberry vinaigrette is the perfect salad dressing to drizzle over chicken and fresh fruit and lettuce.
If you've been feeling like you're in a salad rut, a great way to break out of the monotony is to add a wide variety of fruit and veggie toppings to your salad.
This easy strawberry vinaigrette is the perfect complement to a long list of salad mixes.
Drizzle it over chicken, shrimp, or even a salad with chopped hard boiled eggs.
Add chopped up fresh strawberries to the salad and you'll see why this is one of my favorite fresh strawberry recipes.
Why This Recipe is the Best
Store bought versions of berry vinaigrettes are often sickly sweet and I don't believe they do much to enhance a salad.
This homemade strawberry vinaigrette takes just seconds to make and is the perfect balance of sweet & savory.
A little drizzle of this strawberry vinaigrette will complement all the fruits and veggies in your salad and pairs really well with chicken.
It would make any salad company-worthy.
I love how short the ingredient list for this recipe is! It is perfect for strawberry season when the berries are perfectly red and juicy.
- Fresh strawberries
- Strawberry jam: I always use our homemade strawberry freezer jam for this but you can use whatever you like.
- Canola oil
- White wine vinegar
- Dijon mustard
- Onion salt
- Poppy seeds
How to Build the Perfect Salad
Start with the Green Base
Pile up a big plate of your favorite greens. You could mix and match any of the following to suit your tastes:
- Chopped romaine
- Spring mix
- Baby spinach
- Baby kale
Mix and Match the Fruit Toppings
Then add a fun variety of any of these fruit and veggie toppings:
- Shredded carrots
- Chopped pineapple
- Chopped green apples
- Shredded purple cabbage
Add a Protein
If you're serving this as an entree salad, adding a little protein is a great way to make the salad more filling.
- Cooked, chopped chicken: We especially love this easy chicken tenderloin air fryer recipe.
- Roasted shrimp
- Sliced almonds
Make Ahead Tips
If you want to make this salad ahead of time or you want to enjoy it for several lunches during the week, I recommend that you prepare all the ingredients and then be sure to store them separately in the fridge!
They will stay fresher longer and they allow you to mix and match throughout the week.
Fresh Strawberry Vinaigrette
- ½ cup canola oil
- 3 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon onion salt
- 6 fresh strawberries
- 2 tablespoon strawberry jam
- 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
- Combine the oil, vinegar, mustard, onion salt, strawberries, and jam with an immersion blender (or in your regular blender) until thick and emulsified.
- Add the poppy seeds and stir to combine. Store in the fridge.
Save This Recipe to Your Recipe Box
Find this delicious recipe next time you visit by saving it to your very own recipe box on my site. All your favorites stored in one easy place!