Roasted Strawberry-Basil Dressing
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Roasting berries makes them super sweet, which is great for this salad dressing.
Recipe type: Fruit
Cuisine: Dressing
Serves: ` 1 cup
  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries, hulled & roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest (about 1 small lemon)
  • 1 Tb. lemon juice
  • 1 Tb. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tb. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ⅛ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • Handful fresh basil
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place chopped berries on a baking sheet then sprinkle with a little olive oil and toss to combine.
  3. Place strawberries in oven and roast about 20-25 minutes - they're done when you see their juices exuded and the smell fills your kitchen; remove and allow to cool thoroughly.
  4. Transfer berries and juices to a food processor.
  5. Pulse a couple of times to break up the berries. Then add lemon zest, lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Pulse a few times, then add basil at the end and pulse a few more times (it's important that the mixture is cool before adding the basil, otherwise the basil will turn brown).
  6. Taste for seasoning, then transfer to a serving container.
This makes a relatively thick dressing. If you prefer it less thick, simply add a bit more olive oil or lemon juice before serving.
Recipe by My Delicious Blog at