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Clean Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe

June 3rd, 2015 | 1 comment

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One of the areas that I see a lot of confusion in people’s diets are around sauces, salad dressings and most condiments for that matter. When I do food store tours for my clients I typically take them to the salad dressing aisle and have them pull a dressing that is a “household name” and then start reading off the ingredients. This one is always a shocker as most store-bought salad dressings are laden with sugar and chemicals. No bueno.

However, I’m a gal who loves a good salad and I am all about non-boring flavors. You know this, I don’t believe in sacrificing health for flavor, or vice versa. That means the salad dressing is an important part to making a tasty salad complete. I love homemade dressings that are seasonal and so packed with flavor that you aren’t missing the store-bought variety ONE bit. 

With homemade dressing, and just like the rest of my recipes, I strive for high quality ingredients. I typically start with a base of oil, vinegar, honey and/or mustard so having high quality ingredients is a must.  And, since olive trees and grape vines are typically heavily sprayed while harvesting always try to choose organic when going for oils and vinegars.  I always find great prices on oils and vinegars here.

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Since strawberries are in season in the summer I thought I would show you a quick and easy Strawberry Vinaigrette that is sure to be a crowd favorite, inspired by this recipe. This dressing has just the right amount of sweet, salty and savory and its very fruity, fresh and uplifting. While you’re here, check out my hack for how to store strawberries for lasting freshness.

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I love using fruit in recipes in the summer as they add tons of flavor and freshness and a lightness to the dish!  

Clean Strawberry Vinaigrette

2 cup strawberries
2 cloves of garlic
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Pinch of salt + pepper

In a high speed blender like a Blendtec or Vitamix, add ingredients in the order listed above.

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Store in an airtight glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Clean Strawberry Vinaigrette
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cup strawberries
  2. 2 cloves of garlic
  3. 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  4. 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  5. 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  6. 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  7. Juice of 1/2 lemon
  8. Pinch of salt + pepper
Instructions
  1. In a high speed blender like a Blendtec or Vitamix, add ingredients in the order listed above. Gradually increase blending speed and blend for 30-60 seconds until smooth.
  2. Store in an airtight glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Adapted from My Whole Food Life
DeAnna Lynn Englezos, Certified Life Coach, Wellness Expert, Speaker http://createyourgreatlife.com/
 If you liked this recipe checkout by Miso Carrot Ginger Dressing or my Vegan Avocado Ranch Dressing

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DeAnna Lynn Englezos is a Brooklyn-based Certified Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach. Her core mission is to share accessible information on health and happiness that actually works and healthy recipes that taste great. DeAnna is the proud owner of an adorable rescue pup named Harlow and posts pictures of her often.
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