Paleo Strawberry Mustard Salad Dressing Recipe [AIP, Dairy-Free]
Dress up your salad with this refreshing paleo strawberry mustard dressing. It adds a nice bit of sweetness without resorting to a store bought dressing with high-fructose corn syrup and added sugar.
How I Made it Paleo
I checked out some strawberry dressing labels, and sugar was either the first ingredient or in the top three. That means that in some cases there is more sugar than strawberries, water or vinegar!
This dressing is sweet enough without sugar, thanks to the natural sweetness of the strawberries and a bit of wild honey.
How to Modify for AIP
As a seed, mustard is off-limits during the elimination phase of the AIP diet, and you may find that it’s not a food that agrees with you anyway.
While you’re obviously not going to get the same taste, you can modify this recipe for a perfectly delicious strawberry salad dressing if you omit the mustard.
It’s naturally dairy-free without modifications, which is a bonus if you’ve crossed lactose off your list.
What Salad Works Best
You can actually use this dressing on just about any salad. Spinach always goes nicely with strawberries, and mixed greens would work well too.
It acts as a nice complement to chicken, and sometimes I like to put some sliced strawberries on the salad to double down on their sweetness.
- 4 large strawberries
- 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) raw honey
- ½ teaspoon mustard (omit for AIP)
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- Place all the dressing ingredients into a blender and blend well.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 150 g
- Sugar: 8 g
- Fat: 14 g
- Carbohydrates: 9 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 0