I found this super adorable cruet at World Market a few weeks ago, and just had to have it. Unfortunately, I pretty much never make my own salad dressings, so it has been sitting lonely (and super cute!) on the shelf since then. Last week I saw this strawberry poppyseed vinaigrette on Pinterest and knew it had to happen in my kitchen post haste. This dressing is incredibly flavorful and so, so good! It took about ten minutes to make, and it seriously the prettiest color. I was a little skeptical about mixing garlic and strawberries (when does that ever happen?) but the combination of flavors is really delicious. I definitely recommend chilling it for a while before serving to let all the flavors mix and mingle. It was great when I sampled it just after making it, but fantastic after a few hours in the fridge. I think this is honestly one of the best salad dressings I've ever tasted (and I can't believe I made it myself!).
Strawberry Poppyseed Vinaigrette
1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar (I get mine at Trader Joe's)
2 tablespoons coconut oil (liquid)
1 teaspoon stevia (can substitute 1-2 tablespoons sugar)
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon poppyseeds
Combine all ingredients except the poppyseeds in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Whisk in the poppyseeds. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.
adapted from Skinny Mom
Stay tuned later this week for the delicious salad I made with this dressing!