Healthy Citrus VinaigretteYum
This homemade Healthy Citrus Vinaigrette uses orange, alkalizing apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard and heart-healthy olive oil. The sunny fresh flavors make for a lively dressing that adds a lot of perk to any salad.
This Healthy Citrus Vinaigrette is light and refreshing with a pop of citrus flavor. It’s made with fresh orange, alkalizing apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup and heart-healthy extra-virgin olive oil. Why buy bottled, when this simple salad dressing comes together in just 5 minutes.
Making salad dressing from scratch is nearly as fast and easy as shaking up a bottle, and the taste is phenomimally better than the most expensive brand-name bottle of dressing. This Easy Citrus Vinaigrette is one of my go-to recipes. I make it often, and it’s always popular when I have family and friends over. I’ve given this recipe out a lot over the years, so I thought it should have it’s own space here in my collection of recipes. That way I can just email the link when asked for the recipe. I should note – if you don’t like vinegar, just sub the apple cider vinegar here with lemon juice.
This tangy Healthy Citrus Vinaigrette is a recipe you’ll want to have on hand. It turns a basic salad made with the most humble of ingredients into something memorable. I especially love to toss this vinaigrette with a salad made up of Romain lettuce leaves, fresh cilantro, red bell pepper, avocado, cucumber and heirloom cherry tomatoes. The citrus and cilantro combo… so good!!
Giving a shout out to my sweet cousin, Kathy. Kath, for you guys! XOXO
Healthy Citrus Vinaigrette
Yield: Serves 6 - 8
Total Time: 10 minutes
- 3-1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1-1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
- 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
- 2-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (or honey)
- 2/3 cup light olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Place all ingredients in an air-tight container and shake well, or whisk ingredients in a bowl with a wire whisk. You can also add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend well.