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Summer Salads: Strawberry Vinaigrette

This Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette is a crowd pleaser!  The strawberry vinaigrette is creamy, delicious and silky.

Simple Strawberry Vinaigrette

Nothing says summer like strawberries!  Summer strawberries are amazingly sweet and so delicious.  Not to mention how good for you they are.  And how versatile they are in the kitchen! Strawberries in tarts, cake, crisps, puff pancakes and why not a salad dressing?  Strawberry Vinaigrette is delicious…made with fresh strawberries, mayonnaise and red wine vinegar, this dressing is sweet and tangy and pairs perfectly with fresh spinach.

Strawberry Vinaigrette

This is a really flavourful and tasty dressing.  And how pretty is that pink?!

Recipe Tips:

  • I used spinach greens to make a simple salad, spinach and strawberries are a perfect pair!  I added purple cabbage, tomatoes, red onion,  sweet red peppers and fresh strawberries.
  • This dressing is also really delicious on any type of lettuce…green leaf, butter lettuce, ice berg lettuce.
  • This dressing keeps well in the fridge for a few days.

Strawberry Vinaigrette

A spinach salad is always a crowd pleaser…especially when it has a gorgeous and delicious pink strawberry vinaigrette!

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 /2 cup of dressing 1x
  • Category: Salad


  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender (or use a hand blender), and mix. Refrigerate until use.
  2. Serve over spinach or lettuce greens, and a mix of additional toppings. I like to use red peppers, purple cabbage, green onions and tomatoes.
  3. Garnish with sliced strawberries.

Keywords: spinach salad, strawberry vinaigrette

Strawberry Vinaigrette

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  • Reply
    Lori McCarthy
    June 29, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Looks like I know what I am having for lunch! Yumm-ee! Lori

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    Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures
    June 29, 2011 at 6:26 PM


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    Staci Edwards
    July 1, 2011 at 1:45 AM

    Looks delish!

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    July 4, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    That is a beautiful salad! I love strawberry salad dressings, but I’ve never made it from scratch. Looks great!

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    Heidi @ Food Doodles
    July 14, 2011 at 11:57 PM

    Yum! That looks awesome! I’ve put strawberries in a salad dressing before but not a creamy one like this. Looks delicious!

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    July 31, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    What a stunning salad. It is gorgeous!

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    June 19, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    This looks great! I love salads …

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