Mustard Seeds Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

It only takes 5 minutes to make this mustard seeds strawberry balsamic vinaigrette dressing.  It’s super fresh and absolutely one of the best homemade salad dressings.

Mustard Seeds Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing-It only takes 5 minutes to make this mustard seeds strawberry balsamic vinaigrette dressing. It’s super fresh and absolutely one of the best homemade salad dressings. (#glutenfree #lowcarb #HealthyDressing #StrawberryVinaigrette #HomemadeDressing)I miss not being able to use the traditional Chinese red vinegar I grew up with in China due to my gluten-free cooking.  For years, I substituted it with apple cider vinegar. Actually, I should say 99.5% of the time I use apple cider vinegar in my cooking.  

How about you?  Is there a specific type of vinegar you like or miss as a result of being on the gluten-free diet?

If only I could find a better substitution!  I mean, a much better one. I was shocked and so excited when I had a small sip of the balsamic vinegar.  

Mustard Seeds Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing-closeup view-dressing in a glass jar and two strawberries on the left side

Yes, it’s sour! But besides sour, I can taste the rich flavors that nearly resemble the Chinese red vinegar I’ve missed for so many years.  Whoohoo!

We used to buy balsamic vinaigrette dressing from the store. However, my husband, Brad, has some trouble with the gum, such as xanthan gum or cellulose gum, that the store-bought vinaigrette dressing has. In addition to that it’s very high in salt.  With a bottle of good quality balsamic vinegar on hand, making our own won’t be any problem at all.

Mustard Seeds Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing-top closeup view-all ingredients in a blender

This homemade mustard seeds strawberry balsamic vinaigrette dressing is thick without the addition of any gum ingredients.  The natural pectin and fibers from strawberries did the trick. Keep in mind, a package of good quality strawberries can make a big difference on the taste of the dressing.  

In the end, I like to add some mustard seeds and one small dry clove to give the strawberry balsamic vinaigrette dressing a slight pungent taste.  Not too much but enough to taste.

Mustard Seeds Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing-closeup view-dressing in a spoon drizzling on top of a bowl of salad

Last but not the least, you can totally control how much salt you want to add to the dressing.  Making your own healthy, low carb, and low sodium dressing is just this simple. This mustard seeds strawberry balsamic vinaigrette dressing is great for almost any kind of salad.

Mustard Seeds Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

It only takes 5 minutes to make this mustard seeds strawberry balsamic vinaigrette dressing. It’s super fresh and absolutely one of the best homemade salad dressings.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade dressing, salad dressing, strawberry balsamic vinaigrette, strawberry vinaigrette, vegan dressing
Servings: 10
Author: Joyce @Light Orange Bean
Ingredients
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
  • 1 small clove
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or less to taste
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • optional 2 teaspoons erythritol or ⅛ teaspoon pure stevia extract powder (use your favorite low carb sweetener if your strawberries aren’t sweet enough for your taste)
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, blend all ingredients together until smooth. The dressing can be refrigerated in a glass jar for up to 10 days.

 

It only takes 5 minutes to make this mustard seeds strawberry balsamic vinaigrette dressing. It’s super fresh and absolutely one of the best homemade salad dressings. (#glutenfree #lowcarb #HealthyDressing #StrawberryVinaigrette #HomemadeDressing)

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