Strawberry Salad with Berry Balsamic Dressing

Tuesday May 22, 2012

We LOVE strawberry salad, but the recipe I used to use was so sugar laden, I had to give it up when I started eating clean.  Here is a version that is naturally sweet without any added sweeteners, and is super fast to make.


Strawberry Salad Dressing

Adapted from this recipe


  • 1/4 c. Balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/4 c. Olive oil (I used extra light)
  • 1/2 c. sliced strawberries
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 1/2 tsp. raw honey (omit if doing Whole30)


Combine balsamic, olive oil and strawberries in a blender or mini food processor (I used my handheld immersion blender).  In the picture above, you can see I used a little more than 1/2 cup of strawberries.

Once it is creamy, taste and decide if it is sweet enough.  If not, either add some more strawberries or up to 1.5 tsp of honey.   If your strawberries are in season and ripe, you should not need any extra sweetener (I didn’t).

Add a little salt & pepper to taste and stir to combine.

Yield: ~1 cup of dressing — enough to cover two family sized salads.

Here’s how we make our Strawberry Salad.


Strawberry Salad Recipe


  • ~ 5 cups of spinach or salad greens
    I use Wegmans Organic Spring Mix and grab about 5 handfuls for my family of five.
  • ~ 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • ~ 1/3 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup Strawberry Salad Dressing (recipe above)


Combine all of your ingredients in a large bowl.   Use whatever proportions work best for you, the above amounts are just what I tend to do, but I don’t measure any of it.  Wait until just before serving to dress the salad.  Pour dressing over and gently toss just before serving.


2 Responses to Strawberry Salad with Berry Balsamic Dressing

  1. 1
    monica says:

    I am going to make this for a dinner party tomorrow night! Thanks so much for sharing the details of how to make it! BTW- YOU LOOK FABULOUS!

  2. 2

    What a good looking, timely recipe! Our strawberries have just arrived, while the spinach is on its way out now that the temperatures are soaring. This salad will let me use both of them. Thanks!

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