Strawberry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

I will be having family over this weekend to watch fireworks across the lake. I wanted to serve up something different, that also captured the freshest in season ingredients from the garden. A true sign that summer is here, fresh strawberries. This strawberry poppy seed vinaigrette recipe is easy to whip up.  With its distinct strawberry sweetness, even the kids will love it. I use balsamic vinegar to naturally enhance the strawberries flavors and sweetness.

I drizzled the vinaigrette on a plate, topped off with a bed of fresh lettuce. Sprinkled a few strawberries over the lettuce and there you have it. This vinaigrette is packed with flavor and is a refreshing addition to any salad.

For the greens in this salad you can use any variety of lettuce. I used a romaine and red leaf lettuce, as well as sorrel. Sorrel tastes like a green apple and adds another unique element to this salad.

This vinaigrette would also go well with beets, grilled chicken, or even grilled steak. Let me know in the comments below what else you try with this vinaigrette.

Strawberry salad

The romaine and red leaf lettuce, strawberries, and sorrel used in this salad were picked from the garden this morning. I strongly encourage growing your own produce when possible. Gardening is both fun and rewarding.

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A true sign that summer is here, fresh strawberries. This strawberry poppy seed vinaigrette recipe is easy to whip up. With its distinct strawberry sweetness, even the kids will love it. I use balsamic vinegar to naturally enhance the strawberries flavors and sweetness.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 5 minutes
Passive Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 5 minutes
Passive Time
15 minutes
Strawberry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
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A true sign that summer is here, fresh strawberries. This strawberry poppy seed vinaigrette recipe is easy to whip up. With its distinct strawberry sweetness, even the kids will love it. I use balsamic vinegar to naturally enhance the strawberries flavors and sweetness.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 5 minutes
Passive Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 5 minutes
Passive Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a medium glass bowl mix, sugar, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Set this aside for about 15 minutes
  2. Add the strawberry mixture to a food processor and blend for 20 seconds
  3. With food processor set at its lowest speed, slowly add the olive oil
  4. Pour mixture into a glass bowl and whisk in the poppy seeds
  5. Serve within two hours
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Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 320mg 13%
Potassium 74mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 39%
Calcium 3%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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