Strawberries First

The dressing can also be tossed with all the salad

The dressing can also be tossed with all the salad

The secret to this salad dressing is of course really fresh, ripe strawberries. Increase the amount as much as desired, this will keep refrigerated for at least a week.

Strawberry Vinaigrette

  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, hulled
  • 1 tsp balsamic
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp mint leaves cut into thin ribbons

In a blender add strawberries, sugar, salt and balsamic. Blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl and whisk in olive oil. Add mint and refrigerate for two hours before serving.

Want some other ways to make strawberries a first course? Here are some of our favorites. The balsamic strawberries are great alone, as a side dish or dessert, or on a tossed salad with toasted pecans and blue cheese.

Strawberry Caprese Salad

All aboard the soul train

All aboard the soul train

Strawberries with balsamic and basil

Add as much liquor you want

Add as much liquor you want

Strawberry Bruschetta

So good they can be eaten in a single bite

So good they can be eaten in a single bite

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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13 Responses to Strawberries First

  1. Alison says:


    That is all that needs to be said. πŸ™‚

  2. Eva Taylor says:

    You’re really making my mouth water; we’re in a cold spell which I suspect will delay our local strawberries for a bit. I’m particularly loving the caprese, beautiful and creative.

  3. Wonderful dressing! Come on, weather – get with the program! We NEED strawberries!
    (By the way, your post isn’t in the reader this morning. Again. 😦 )

  4. Karie Engels says:

    Loving the strawberries with balsamic and basil. πŸ™‚

  5. Bill Peeler says:

    I’m sorry – I love all these ideas, but that strawberry caprese salad is FREAKING BRILLIANT.

  6. sallybr says:

    Strawberry dressing… who could tell? I really like the idea, I wonder if my beloved would fall in love with it..

  7. ChgoJohn says:

    I’ll defintiely be making that vinaigrette. Just waiting for the strawberries to hit the farmers market. THanks, Greg.

  8. TasteFood says:

    Strawberries and balsamic is the best. Love the mint.

  9. Kristy says:

    You have made both Miss A and I drool. You know how I love strawberries, but Miss A…well she has a real obsession for strawberries with balsamic. She eats them for lunch every day in the summer. πŸ™‚ These recipes would make the top of her must have list for sure!

  10. These are all wonderful! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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