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Strawberry Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Our Strawberry Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette is so simple to make and is one of our favorite things to put next to a big hearty steak or another meaty main dish. You’re going to want a bottle of this dressing in your fridge, always!

Strawberry Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

The dressing for this salad complements all the ingredients, rather than overpowering them. It’s got some acidity from red wine vinegar as well as sweet notes from the honey, so it really is perfect along with a bite of sweet, ripe, strawberry, and peppery arugula. It’s a salad that screams summer.

We like to pack it up in jars for lunch, and to have it on hand for unexpected guests too!

It is also great served alongside your favorite grilled meat or barbecue chicken dish.

If you’re planning ahead, the salad will keep well for two days – just make sure you store the dressing separately from the greens. Salad greens don’t keep if they are already dressed.

Try this with our Blackstone Tomahawk Ribeye!

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Strawberry Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Strawberry Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • salad greens
  • sliced strawberries
  • red wine vinegar
  • honey
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper

This is perfect next to our Grilled Rack of Pork!

Which salad greens are best for this salad?

The base for any salad is going to be your salad mix or lettuce of choice. There aren’t a ton of ingredients in this salad, so the lettuce itself really has a chance to come through. We love arugula, but really any baby lettuce will work well.

How about some Cheddar Bay Biscuits with this salad?

Strawberry Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Picking the right strawberries

Fresh berries are essential here, so please save the frozen variety for your next strawberry milkshake. You’re going to want bright red berries that are sweet-smelling and red all the way to the greens.

What can you serve with salad?

I like to pair this salad with something meaty and/or something creamy. A big hearty ribeye or any of the steaks below would be great with a tangy, vinegar-based dressing.

This type of dressing is also perfect for serving alongside a creamy pasta dish like our homemade alfredo, one-pot creamy pasta, and our garlic breadsticks.

Feeling more like soup? Try our Smoked Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup recipe!

Want something a little different? Try this Maple Vinaigrette Salad Dressing recipe!


Nothing is like a REALLY great steak at a cookout. Here are a few of our all-time favorite steaks!

Snake River Farms Wagyu Manhattan New York Filet

Wagyu Manhattan Filet

The ultimate steak for the beef fanatic in your life. This American Wagyu filet is hands down the BEST steak I’ve ever had.

Reverse-Seared T-Bone

The t-bone is the best of several steak worlds, in my book, and the reverse sear is the perfect way to cook them!

Grilled New York Strip Steak

New York Strips are an affordable and delicious option for a delicious steak dinner! Cook it on whatever kind of grill you’ve got.

Get all of my Steak Recipes here!

Our homemade dressing is not only fantastic on this salad but makes a great marinade too for chicken.

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Strawberry Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette
Yield: 6 servings

Strawberry Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Strawberry Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

This fresh, bright vinaigrette features red wine vinegar, olive oil, and honey. Tossed with baby arugula and strawberries, and served fresh!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 5 ounces baby arugula
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Remove your arugula from the package and place into a medium size mixing bowl.
  2. Mix all the rest of your wet and dry thoroughly in a separate small bowl.
  3. Pour the mixed dressing on the top of the arugula and toss it until all the lettuce has a thin coat of dressing on it. Toss in the sliced strawberries.
  4. Salad is ready to serve.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 184mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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