This recipe has all the flavors of Summer strawberries! It not only helps you utilize ingredients in a way that reduces kitchen waste, but this Strawberry White Balsamic Vinaigrette tastes great too. Using the pickling brine from my recipe for pickled strawberries, you can turn that leftover brine into even more culinary magic, with a secret ingredient you’ll love!
Strawberry Balsamic Dressing
The combination of balsamic vinegar and strawberry is heavenly. In this post, I am going to show you how to make a lovely and versatile vinaigrette you’ll use over and over.
If you have not made quick pickled strawberries before, don’t worry. You can still make this recipe! I have plenty of helpful notes in the recipe to help you make this with some substitutions.
Ingredients For Strawberry White Balsamic Vinaigrette
This is a simple vinaigrette! It’s just oil and some of the brine from the strawberries in the right ratio, chive flowers, and a little salt.
Strawberry Infused White Balsamic Vinegar
This recipe goes a little outside the box. It does have the usual vinaigrette combination of oil and vinegar, but I am not using just any balsamic vinegar. This uses the brine left over after you have finished that yummy jar of my recipe for Pickled Strawberries with Pink Peppercorn and Rose!
The primary ingredient in that brine is white balsamic vinegar, and after quick pickling those strawberries in your refrigerator for a few days, you will end up with a beautiful strawberry infused vinegar that you shouldn’t just throw away. It makes a wonderful salad dressing!
These little lovelies right here are the secret ingredient I referred to in the beginning of the post. Not only do they taste just like a chive, but the flavor adds a nice bite without having a strong flavor of onion.
Where To Find Chive Flowers
They can be found at most farmers markets if the produce vendors are selling chives. Or, if you have an herb garden simply wait long enough for your chives to start blooming.
If you have a super cool neighbor who gardens, see if they will give you some! Chive flowers are not as hard to come by as you might think.
This not only sweetens the dressing, but it emulsifies as well. I like using honey that doesn’t have too strong a flavor. Something like wildflower honey is nice.
How To Serve Strawberry White Balsamic Vinaigrette
This dressing is great on most any green salad. You could try it on a salad with strawberries and feta, or my Salad With Fried Goat Cheese. If you want to really jazz up your salads, this dressing is the way to go! Its flavor profile fits quite nicely with a lot of salads. Try experimenting and see what you like!
I really love this vinaigrette on a fruit salad. It is a nice departure and adds an extra punch of fruit flavor.
How To Store Strawberry White Balsamic Vinaigrette
This will keep for a week or so in a jar with a tight fitting lid. You will probably have to shake it up a little between uses.
I have not experimented with freezing this vinaigrette, so I am not sure how well it freezes.
- Blender or Immersion Blender
- Large jar, mixing bowl or measuring cup for mixing the dressing with an immersion blender
- Storage container for any leftovers
Frequently Asked Questions
An equal amount of white balsamic vinegar called for in the recipe along with one medium sized chopped or sliced strawberry is a suitable substitute for the pickling liquid.
You can use a small amount of chopped fresh chives, but I would not use more than a couple of teaspoons. They tend to have a stronger punch than the blossoms do.
Most definitely! You should have more than enough of the pickling liquid to make a double batch.
I really hope you enjoy this flavorful salad dressing. If you tried this recipe for strawberry white balsamic vinaigrette, I’d love to hear how it turned out! Just leave a rating or comment below, or take a picture and tag me @thecoppertable on Instagram, pin to a board on Pinterest or share with your friends on social media! If you have not signed up for my newsletter, you can do that below. I have all sorts of exclusive content just for newsletter subscribers, and I’d love for you to join. Happy Cooking!
Strawberries aren't just for dessert! This strawberry and white balsamic vinaigrette is great on savory salads as well as fruit salads, with beautiful flavor notes from edible flowers.
- 1/3 cup Avocado or Sunflower Seed Oil
- 1/4 cup brine from quick pickled strawberries
- 2 Tbsp Honey
- Pinch of Salt (around 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon)
- 4-6 Chive Flowers
- In a tall mason jar, medium sized mixing bowl, or large glass measuring cup combine the 1/3 cup of oil, the 1/4 cup of strawberry pickling brine, 2 Tbsp of honey, the pinch of salt, and 4-6 chive flowers. If you are using a blender, place all ingredients in the blender. If you are not using the pickling brine or chive flowers for this recipe, see recipe notes below for substitutions.
- Using an immersion blender (or standard blender), puree until all dressing ingredients are combined.
If you don't have any strawberry pickling brine, you can use an equal amount of white balsamic vinegar as a substitute with one whole medium sized strawberry that has been sliced or chopped. Just add it to the bowl or jar you are pureeing in (or in the pitcher of your blender) along with the other ingredients. If you use whole strawberry be sure to puree well.
Fresh chives can be used if you don't have or can't find chive flowers. You won't need much, maybe a couple of teaspoons of chopped chive. they have a stronger flavor than the flowers so you will want to go easy.
This will keep in your refrigerator in a jar with a well fitting lid for about a week. It's great on all types of salads!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 47Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g
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