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Strawberry Lime Poppyseed Vinaigrette

This delectable vinaigrette dressing offers the natural sweetness of fresh plump strawberries coupled with zesty limes and just a touch of honey in the perfect topping for a light summer salad.
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Below we’ll share two recipes for this naturally sweetened dressing, it’s perfect on salads topped with slices of freshly grilled chicken, a handful of fresh berries halved and spinach greens.

Before making a dressing using extra virgin olive oil, be very aware of its smell and flavor on its own. We’ve tried several brands that are heavy and over-powering, which is why we opt to use a very light extra virgin olive oil. If the oil is not palatable to you plain, it WILL overpower your dressing.

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Fresh limes impart the best flavor to this dressing, here’s the method we use to ensure extract every drop of juice and avoid waste.

You’ll Need:
¼ c strawberries (about 3-4 LG) cut in halves
¼ c lime juice (approx. 2 limes)
¼ c Extra Virgin olive oil
1 Tbs honey
salt & pepper, to taste
1 tsp poppy seeds

Combine the strawberries, lime juice, olive oil, honey, a dash of salt and pepper in a mason jar bullet, blend. Stir in the poppy seeds.

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Whole30 Strawberry Lime Poppyseed Vinaigrette

In order to make this Whole30 friendly, you’ll need to omit the honey altogether, as sweeteners are not permitted. It doesn’t change the flavor a whole lot, you won’t miss it, just be sure to choose a nice fat date in its place!

You’ll Need:
¼ c strawberries (about 3-4 LG) cut in halves
¼ c lime juice (approx. 2 limes)
¼ c Extra Virgin olive oil
1/2 Medjool date, chopped
salt & pepper, to taste
1 t poppy seeds

Combine the strawberries, lime juice, olive oil, date, a dash of salt and pepper in a mason jar bullet, pulse for a second or so, until chopped/blended. Stir in the poppy seeds.

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