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Strawberry Salad Dressing

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posted: 07/01/21

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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.

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 1 vote

Strawberry Poppyseed 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. Karen @ The Food Charlatan says

    Omg!! Best vegetable strategy ever!!! My sister tells her kids that dinosaurs ate spinach, but getting them to pretend to BE a predator is waaaay better. lol! Also, about the mispronunciations. I started doing Qeepsake (have you heard of it??) and they texted me a question about my 5 yo: what does she mispronounce? And I can’t even think of anything. I was kind of sad, because there used to be tons and I can’t remember now. Kidhood! Ugh!

    • Lisa Longley says

      See, that’s totally why I had to write this blog post that some day she will demand I take down. I know I’m going to forget! Even in writing it, there were some that I missed and then I added it to the post over the course of the few days before it went live, lol!

  2. Maria @ kitchenathoskins says

    I have two of those at home! Have been waiting patiently for many years with no improvement:( What a great way to sneak fruits into a salad dressing!!

  3. Mary says

    I cannot see the nutrition information, even when I click on the down arrow beside that link. Curious about the carbs from the OJ.

    • Lisa Longley says

      It is in there now!

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