Fresh Strawberry Salad Dressing

Strawberry Salad Dressing for all the summer salad greens. The sweet and slightly tangy flavor is offset by tahini, adding flavor and making it velvety and creamy. Poppy seeds add texture and color for a pretty pink salad dressing full of fresh flavors.

strawberry dressing in a glass container.

A while back, I shared a poppy seed dressing, and today we’ve got its fruity distant cousin: strawberry dressing. Poppy seeds and deliciousness are what they have in common, but that’s about it. This strawberry version is sweeter, less tangy, and earthy, thanks to tahini added to the mix.

It’s a nice change from the go-to dressings stocked in your fridge. It’s homemade, it’s oh-so-pretty, and the flavor pairs wonderfully with fresh greens.

I see a strawberry spinach salad in your future, don’t you? Or, pair this strawberry salad dressing with arugula – the sweetness pairs well with the peppery greens.

strawberries on a cutting board.


  • Fresh strawberries
  • Maple syrup
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Tahini
  • Olive oil
  • Poppy seeds
  • Kosher salt and black pepper

Optional add-ins: Feel free to add some fresh herbs like basil or mint, a clove of garlic, red Thai chili pepper, or a pinch of cayenne pepper for heat.

ingredients for the dressing.

How to Make It

Place all of the ingredients, except for the poppy seeds, in a blender or food processor. Blend until the mixture is smooth.

ingredients added to the blender.

Add the poppy seeds and pulse a few times just until they’re mixed in.

Serve the dressing or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for later.

poppyseeds being added to the blended dressing.

Storage Tips

If you store your strawberry dressing in an airtight container (a mason jar works great), it will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week. Every time you open the door, it will call to you, and you might just find yourself eating more salads than normal.

Give it a good shake before serving it because it may separate a bit while it sits.


Lots of options with this one, folks. So, mix and match ingredients to put a spin on this creamy dressing.

  • Berries: Strawberries are great, but raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries would work, too.
  • Sweetener: Swap the maple syrup for honey or agave syrup.
  • Vinegar: I think apple cider vinegar would work well in this dressing, so try it in place of the rice wine vinegar. Or try the same amount of fresh lemon juice to give it a citrus twist.
dressing being poured on a salad.

I hope you enjoy this strawberry salad dressing!

Happy blending,

strawberry dressing in a container.

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Strawberry Salad Dressing

strawberry dressing in a glass container.

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Strawberry Salad Dressing that’s sweet, a little tangy, and absolutely delicious. It has the best creamy texture and pairs with all the salad greens.

  • Author: April Anderson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American


  • 10 fresh strawberries, stems removed
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Optional add-ins: Fresh herbs like basil or mint, a clove of garlic, red Thai chili pepper, or a pinch of cayenne pepper for heat.


  1. Place all of the ingredients except for the poppy seeds in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Add in the poppy seeds and pulse one or two times to mix in the seeds. 


Store the dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for five days.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 57
  • Sugar: 3.9g
  • Sodium: 2.9mg
  • Fat: 3.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.7g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.2g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Protein: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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