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I’m sitting outdoors writing this, which means one thing – the seemingly endless winter is finally coming to an end. Peak strawberry season is about to hit here in Ontario. I’m already finding little baskets piled high with the sweet berries at the markets. It’s the perfect time to make fresh strawberry vinaigrette!
You can even convince ‘not-salad-people’ to love salads with this delicious vinaigrette that is bursting at the seams with fresh strawberry flavour. And it’s healthy too! It’s made of a simple combination of fresh strawberries, white wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, honey, and freshly ground black pepper.
It’s important to use nice, sweet strawberries since they are the flavour highlight. And I used a beautiful, creamy honey from Canadian bees. You will notice a major difference in your results depending on the quality of ingredients you use. Especially in a recipe with fewer ingredients.
Because we are working with fresh, raw berries here, I would recommend making this vinaigrette the day of or day before you need it.
Check it out on my poached salmon salad! You’d be surprised at how lovely the strawberry flavour was with the tender fish. It is the perfect summer salad.Print
A beautiful and bright salad dressing bursting with fresh strawberry, honey, and black pepper.
4 ounces (113 g) strawberries, chopped
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp honey
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Simply blend all of the ingredients together until smooth.
Refrigerate to store for up to a couple days.
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