A few weeks ago, I asked on Facebook what kinds of recipes you would like to see. Several people requested a citrus vinaigrette; specifically, an orange one. I’m the first to admit that I have a whole lot of salad dressing recipes.
Once I discovered how easy it is to make my own, I haven’t purchased a store-bought dressing in years now. I’ve been hooked on this White Balsamic for a while now and between that and our Homemade Ranch, I haven’t made many others over the past few months.
I’m thanking the facebook crowd today for the inspiration, because I love this new dressing! Slightly sweet from the orange and still tangy from the vinegar and lemon, this dressing is a keeper. I’ll be posting a fun new summer salad to go with it tomorrow.
Orange Citrus Vinaigrette
- 1 small shallot about 2 teaspoons minced
- juice of 1 medium lemon about 2 ½ tablespoons
- juice of 1 medium orange about 5 tablespoons
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup golden balsamic vinegar champagne or white wine vinegar will work also
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- ½ - 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt adjust to taste
- ¼ - 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper adjust to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake to combine. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Enjoy!
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Tricia @ Saving room for dessert says
I've always loved your dressing recipes so this one is going on the list too! Sounds terrific and a new salad to go along with it – ok – yes please!
Sue/the view from great island says
That's so funny because I just made an orange vinaigrette last night! I wanted to make it with poppy seeds, but I was all out. The lemon really helps, otherwise I found it too sweet. I like that you added shallots to yours. Happy Fourth!
Chris Scheuer says
Yum, this sounds wonderful, you're so right Mary, once you make homemade salad dressing, you don't EVER want the other stuff 🙂
Magnolia Verandah says
Oh I so agree, I have not bought any salad dressing since I have been making my own. I am adding this citrus dressing to my repertoire.
I would love this but for some reason, Alexis and Trevor both dislike orange in food flavor profiles. It drives me nuts because I love it. I made a citrus on the other day using hot bacon fat as half of the oil component and lemon juice as the acid. I had agave nectar, dijon mustard, and herbs. Sounds weird but it really worked.
I've never seen the golden balsamic vinegar. Now I'm on a new quest. Love your recipe
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Has anyone tried this recipe with regular balsamic vinegar?
This works fine with traditional balsamic vinegar. The dressing will simply be a darker color and the balsamic flavor is slightly stronger.
I’ve made a couple things on your site now (really wonderful). This was delicious! So easy to put together and, like you said, just the right amount of oil. I used honey in place of sugar, and unseasoned rice vinegar.
Mary Younkin says
I am delighted to hear that Lily. Thank you for the sweet comment.