Healthy Citrus Vinaigrette

This Healthy Citrus Vinaigrette uses fresh orange juice, alkalizing apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, a wee bit of pure maple syrup and  heart-healthy olive oil.  The sunny fresh flavors make for a lively citrus salad dressing that adds a lot of perk to any salad.

This Healthy Citrus Vinaigrette uses orange juice, alkalizing apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, a wee bit of pure maple syrup and  heart-healthy olive oil

This citrus vinaigrette dressing is light and delicious and it’s pretty much a regular in my home.  Especially during the warm summer months.  It’s an easy vinaigrette recipe to make and I usually have all of the  ingredients on hand.  And you’ve probably figured out by now that I love big beautiful salads especially when they’re tossed in fresh, healthy homemade salad dressings.

This Healthy Citrus Vinaigrette uses orange juice, alkalizing apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, a wee bit of pure maple syrup and  heart-healthy olive oil

I love a good healthy homemade salad dressing.  If you have a great salad dressing recipe – then you’ve got a great salad.  And then you’re more likely to add more greens to your diet!.   And homemade salad dressings, well – they just  taste phenomenally way better than any bottled dressing out there!  This Healthy Citrus Vinaigrette is one of my go-to recipes.  Besides being a family favorite, this orange vinaigrette is always popular when I have family and friends over.    

CITRUS SALAD DRESSING RECIPE

If you don’t like vinegar in your dressings (like my son)  just sub out the apple cider vinegar with a little more orange juice or even lemon juice.

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Orange zest
  • Fresh squeezed orange juice
  • Dijon mustard
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Extra-virgin olive oil

Directions:  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.

This Healthy Citrus Vinaigrette uses orange juice, alkalizing apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, a wee bit of pure maple syrup and  heart-healthy olive oil

I especially love to toss this citrus 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!!This Healthy Citrus Vinaigrette uses orange juice, alkalizing apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, a wee bit of pure maple syrup and  heart-healthy olive oil

HEALTHY SALAD DRESSINGS

This Healthy Citrus Vinaigrette uses orange juice, alkalizing apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, a wee bit of pure maple syrup and  heart-healthy olive oil
Yield: Serves 6 - 8

Healthy Citrus Vinaigrette

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

This easy vinaigrette recipe is light and delicious and it's pretty much a regular in my home.  It's simple to make and I usually will have all of the  ingredients on hand.  And you've probably figured out by now that I love big beautiful salads especially when they're tossed in fresh, healthy homemade salad dressings.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.

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