No need to buy bottled dressing when it’s this easy (and delicious!) to make your own fresh batch to use throughout the week. Sweet, juicy, Oregon strawberries are perfect for this vinaigrette recipe. Drizzle this brightly colored Strawberry Basil Vinaigrette over a big bowl of leafy greens with any favorite salad toppings you have on hand for a heart-healthy lunch.
Strawberry Basil Vinaigrette
1 C frozen Oregon strawberries, thawed and drained
2 T fresh lemon juice
½ C olive oil
¼ t black pepper
¼ t salt
¼ C packed fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
1. In a blender, purée Oregon strawberries, lemon, oil, pepper, and salt until very smooth.
2. Transfer to a jar with a tight-fitting lid and stir in basil. Store refrigerated and shake well before each use.