spinach salad with strawberries and dark chocolate vinaigrette

Dark Chocolate Vinaigrette

Enjoy this simple and delicious Dark Chocolate Vinaigrette that will leave your taste buds wanting more! Its sweet and nutty flavor pairs perfectly with a spinach salad with strawberries, pecans and red onions. Tell us your favorite combinations in the comments below!


  • ¼ cup Hacienda San Jose 70% dark chocolate, chopped
  • ¼ cup The Smiling Olive Serrano Honey Specialty Vinegar
  • ¼ cup The Smiling Olive Blood Orange EVOO
  • 1 teaspoon honey (Optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and melt in microwave in 15-20 second intervals. Stir until smooth.
  2. Whisk in vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Slowly drizzle in Blood Orange EVOO while whisking.
  3. Drizzle salad dressing over your favorite salad right before serving. 



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