We have a ton of fresh basil in our garden, so I’ve been looking for different ways to put it to use. I’ve been making a ton of Strawberry Basil Margaritas, so I thought why not transition that to a salad dressing? Since we’ve been trying to eat more salads, this Strawberry Basil Salad Dressing was a delicious way to switch things up from my normal balsamic and olive oil dressing. Plus, it’s quick, easy, and good for you!
Here’s the recipe:
Strawberry Basil Dressing
4-6 strawberries, quartered
6-8 Basil leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender. Blend until creamy, or desired consistency. Add more oil or vinegars to taste.
Initially, I started with about 5 basil leaves, but I kept adding more because I wanted a stronger basil taste, so if you want a less basil taste, use less leaves. I served this dressing over mixed greens, grilled chicken, feta and red onion. This was so easy that it inspired me to be more creative with salad dressings, what should I try next?
What about you – do you experiment with your own salad dressings?