By: Sabrina Huda Sanchez
Vinaigrettes are a lighter alternative to creamy salad dressings and can be easily customized once you know the basics! One great way to customize a dressing is to mix fruit, giving a sweet lift to your greens. Being that it’s still summer and strawberries are in season, we’ve created a delicious strawberry vinaigrette recipe to drizzle over a spinach strawberry salad!
What is a vinaigrette?
A vinaigrette is a mixture of an oil base with an acid, most commonly a vinegar, then customized with a sweetener, salt and pepper. You can use it for salads as a marinade. Vinaigrettes are typically low in calories which make it a great to add flavor but maintain a healthy diet.
How to Make Vinaigrette?
You can tailor your dressing for the season or make a basic one to use all year round. It’s really up to you! The quick list of ingredients needed to make a simple vinaigrette is this:
Vinegar (your choice)
Natural Sweetener (honey or agave)
Salt & Pepper
Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe
This recipe yields about 4 servings so you can store it in a sealed container and keep up to 7 days.
· 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
· 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
· 2 Tbsp Torani Strawberry Puree Blend
· 1 Tbsp honey
· Salt and Pepper to taste
1. Add all ingredients into a bowl and whisk until blended.
That’s it! Pour over a bed of spinach, almond slices, feta cheese, and sliced strawberries. A perfect summer salad.
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