Make your own salad dressing to avoid added sugar and other crazy ingredients! This Strawberry Balsamic Dressing pairs well with almost any salad toppings! This post is sponsored by Pompeian. I was compensated for my time. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
So, as promised. I’m back to share a salad dressing recipe today! First, a few things to discuss. As noted above, this is a sponsored post. This year I’m excited to be teaming up with Pompeian to bring you some delicious new recipes. I’m a member of their Pompeian Pantry Insider program, so over the next few months you’ll see a few posts showcasing some of their products.
Did you know that May is actually National Vinegar Month? It’s true. In honor of that, Pompeian asked us to create a spring or summer salad dressing using one of their vinegars. Right up my alley since I’m always looking or new dressings to put on my salads (both traditional and non-traditional).
Pompeian has a huge selection of vinegars, from balsamic to wine. I used several of their wine vinegars before I started working with them- especially the white wine vinegar, which is perfect in my Fresh Cranberry Sauce. Here’s the full list of their vinegars:
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Roasted Garlic Infused Red Wine Vinegar
- Pomegranate Infused Red Wine Vinegar
- Blueberry Pomegranate Infused Red Wine Vinegar
- Açai Pomegranate Infused Red Wine Vinegar
- White Wine Vinegar
- Sherry Aged Wine Vinegar
- Balsamic Vinegar
- White Balsamic Vinegar
- Pomegranate Infused Balsamic Vinegar
Ok, so for this dressing….I immediately knew I wanted to incorporate some fresh fruit into the dressing. Lately I’ve been on this kick of making avocado salad dressings, but I wanted to change things up. After considering all of the ingredients in my Salmon Chop Salad, I knew that fresh strawberries would be perfect. I almost included them in the salad itself, but decided it might be fun to put them in the dressing instead.
I opted to use Pompeian’s traditional balsamic vinegar in this dressing, but the pomegranate infused balsamic would have been awesome as well.
Strawberry Balsamic Dressing
A fresh, light salad dressing that's perfect for the warmer months!
- 1/2 cup Pompeian olive oil
- 3-4 Tablespoons Pompeian balsamic vinegar
- 1-2 tsp dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
- Taste and adjust flavors as needed.
Some of the ingredient amounts are a bit variable because they will depend on your tastebuds. I’d start with 3 Tbsp vinegar and 1 tsp mustard and then add more after tasting if you want to.
This dressing is light and refreshing. It would be great over a leafy green salad (especially one with spinach I think) or a non-traditional, lettuce-free salad.
I love how you can see the little strawberry seeds floating around. So good! Heck, I might even pour some of this over grilled chicken and see how it tastes!
Do you ever put fresh fruit in your dressings?