For someone who loves salad as much as I do, I haven’t posted very many salad recipes yet and I’ll have to remedy that!
This recipe was adapted from Oh She Glow’s Spring Salad with Strawberry Lemon Basil Dressing. I started making it in August when I had lots of fresh strawberries and basil in my garden. I love balsamic vinegar and use it in most of my salads. We’re past strawberry season in Ontario but I’ll keep buying organic strawberries from the grocery store for this recipe as it’s become my favourite salad dressing!
Strawberry Basil Vinaigrette
1 cup fresh strawberries
1/4 cup packed fresh basil, minced
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp grapeseed oil or extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tbsp agave
Herbamare or sea salt + black pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor until pureed. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with your favourite greens. I love this dressing over a spinach salad with fresh strawberries and toasted pecans.