This homemade Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing is a Summer fresh dressing that you can easily make at home. It is sweet and tangy, no process sugar and preservatives added. It is all fresh and natural ingredients.
Strawberry doesn’t need any introduction, I’ll have it anytime of the year If I can. There are so many ways that you can use them for, and regardless if you enjoy it as is or use it for baking or cooking, they never disappoint.
It is Summer once again, the most awaited season of the year (at least for me). Summer means more fresh fruits, and more fresh fruits means more baked goods, treats, drinks, and dressing that uses fresh Summer ingredients. This Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing is one of my favorite Summer dressing, second to my all around Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing which I also plan to share with you, hopefully soon.
Homemade dressing is so easy to make, and budget friendly too. Whether you have fresh fruits that you can use for making a salad dressing or not, you can make a salad dressing at home. This dressing uses fresh Lemon and Strawberry because it is Summer here in Canada and we have lots of Strawberry in the market.
This dressing can easily be adjusted in terms on consistency. If you prefer a thinner dressing, add a bit of water into the mixture to thin it out. Do not add more oil as it will get too thick and oily, or too much lemon as it will get too sour. This is quite thick already, but sometimes when I prefer a more runny dressing, I just add water in it. This is a fun and easy salad dressing to make at home. All you need to do is to put all the ingredients in the blender, blend and Enjoy! You can use it immediately, but I find having it rest for at least 1 hours makes the taste and flavor better. This is because all the fresh flavor, herbs and spices have time to mingle with each other.
If you do not have poppy seed to add, you can skip it and make a plain Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing, I also have a recipe for that, check it out. That dressing was actually the inspiration for this poppy seed version.
Simple and Easy to Find Ingredients
Homemade salad dressing is very easy to make, and it doesn’t require too much ingredients too. You will need a kitchen blender to start with, a small food chopper works well too although its more convenient to use a blender. It doesn’t have to be a fancy blender; you can use the single serve smoothie blender anything capable of making a puree for fruits. Dump all the ingredients in the blender and process until the texture is smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Just like that! This Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing has a very nice sweet and sour fresh fruit flavor and it is great for almost any kind of salad. Let me show you quickly how to make it. Let’s get started!
- 1 cup Strawberry (measured after chopping into small pieces)
- 5 tablespoon Olive oil
- 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 tablespoon Lemon Juice
- Zest of 1 Lemon
- 1 teaspoon Poppy Seed
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried Basil
- 3 – 4 tablespoon Honey (can be increased or decreased)
Put everything in a blender or mini processor. Process or blend until smooth. Taste and adjust as needed. You can add more honey if you prefer a sweeter dressing. Transfer into a jar or salad bottle. Keep refrigerated up to 2 weeks.
Makes about 1 cup
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