Strawberry Basil Vinaigrette

No need to buy bottled dressing when it’s this easy (and delicious!) to make your own fresh batch to use throughout the week. 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 salad dressing recipe

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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.