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Strawberry Salad Dressing

5 from 21 votes

posted: 07/12/22

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This Strawberry Salad Dressing is made from very easy to find ingredients and is perfect for all your summer salads! 

close up of a salad dressing bottle holding strawberry salad dressing

Strawberry Salad Dressing is easy to make and is the perfect addition to so many different salads. I love this on my Strawberry Bacon Salad, but it would be perfect over so many different combinations of greens and fruit.

Reader Review

Love it have been making it all summer!

halved strawberries and other ingredients in a food processor to make salad dressing

How to Make Strawberry Salad Dressing

  1. Blend fresh strawberries. In a food processor or blender, combine fresh strawberries that have the greens removed and have been cut in half with orange juice, red onion, honey, and salt.
  2. Slowly blend in the olive oil.
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings. Depending on how you like your dressing you may want to add more honey or salt. Both can help in balancing the tartness in this recipe.
  4. Add in poppy seeds. Remove the dressing from the blender, and transfer it into the container you will store it in. Add in the poppy seeds and shake to combine.
strawberry salad dressing being poured onto a salad


Do I have to add honey?

No! If you are watching your sugar intake, skip the honey. Depending on the ripeness of the strawberries, it might not be as sweet as you’d like, so you can always add in a sugar substitute like monk fruit.

Can I use frozen strawberries?

Yes! This is a great place to use frozen strawberries. Just thaw them before blending everything together, and cut back on the amount of orange juice you use to 1/4 cup.

Do I have to add poppy seeds?

Definitely not. I love altering salad dressings to my liking. That is half the fun of making them at home.

a small bottle of strawberry spinach salad dressing

How to Use Strawberry Dressing

As mentioned above, this would be great over lots of greens and fruit, but here are a few recipes I really think you will love it on:

If you make this Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing recipe or any of my other recipes, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

a small bottle of strawberry spinach salad dressing
5 from 21 votes

Strawberry Salad Dressing

Serves: 14 servings
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Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
This Strawberry Salad Dressing is made from very easy to find ingredients and is perfect for all your summer salads! 


  • 2 cups halved fresh strawberries
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds


  • Add the strawberries, orange juice, onion, honey and salt to a blender or food processor. Blend until well combined.
  • Slowly blend in the olive oil until just combined. Taste and add more salt or honey as desired.
  • Pour into a mason jar, add the poppy seeds, cover and shake to combine.
  • Store in the refrigerator and use within one week of making.
Serving: 2tablespoons Calories: 66kcal (3%) Carbohydrates: 4g (1%) Fat: 6g (9%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 4g Sodium: 42mg (2%) Potassium: 53mg (2%) Sugar: 4g (4%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
a small bottle of strawberry spinach salad dressing

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  1. Shellie says

    I can’t have orange juice. What other juice do you recommend for this? It sounds amazing!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Lemon would be good with this! I would start with half the amount called for and play with it.

  2. Stacey Trewartha says

    5 stars
    I am super excited about trying this. My son does not like the taste of vinegar so to find a salad dressing he will eat is tough. Thanks for giving us an option. 😎

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope it is a hit with him!

  3. Rita L OMARA says

    5 stars
    The BEST made drsng with and without poppy seeds.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so happy it was a hit for you!

  4. Ruth says

    5 stars
    Love this recipe! I won’t be trying any other dressing for a spinach salad!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you liked it!

  5. Candace Crutcher says

    5 stars
    This is my all time favorite dressing ever since discovering your recipe! It’s a summer go to! I could eat it everyday and I made my first one of the warm season today! Thank you so much for this wonderful dressing!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so happy you like it as much as I do!

  6. Jacy says

    could you use raspberries instead of strawberries? I love Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing but it is not always available.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Yes, however, raspberries can be a little more tart, so you may need more honey.

  7. Teresa says

    5 stars
    Delicious! Thank you for this!

    • Lisa Longley says

      You’re welcome!

  8. Barbara Miles says

    I made this and will make again but will leave the onion out. Do you think this would be good made with cherries? I love cherries.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I do! I love both fresh and dried cherries in salads.

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5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners



5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners