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strawberry balsamic dressing in cup with strawberry salad

Strawberry Balsamic Dressing, Oil-Free and Sugar-Free

Course: Salad, Sauce, Topping
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oil-free, salad dressing, strawberry balsamic
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Date Soaking: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 55kcal
Author: Cindy Rainey
This Strawberry Balsamic Dressing is oil-free and sugar-free.  Use fresh strawberries, fresh basil, Medjool dates, and white balsamic vinegar for a flavorful, healthy salad dressing to drizzle on a fresh summer salad.
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  • 6 Medjool dates seeds removed and soaked
  • 2 cups strawberries hulled (about 8 large)
  • 3/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup water plus more if needed
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Take the seeds out and soak the Medjool dates for about 30 minutes in hot water.  If the dates are quite dried out, you will need to soak longer until they are soft and pliable. 
  • Wash and hull fresh strawberries. 
  • Wash and pick basil leaves off stem.
  • Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender.  Blend on high for about 3-5 minutes or until smooth and pourable, adding more water by the teaspoon full if necessary for best consistency. 


Keep in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. Use within five days.


Serving: 2T | Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.3mg