Citrus Vinaigrette with Orange and Lemon
Citrus Vinaigrette with Orange and Lemon is a perfect combination of sweet and sour, making it perfect for just about any salad, but especially my Spring Salad.
This simple vinaigrette pairs excellently with the fruit and cheese in the salad. My kids love it because it isn’t too tart.
In addition, the all grain mustard and the produce a nice creaminess to the vinaigrette and hold the vinaigrette together properly producing a nice emulsion.
Any time your vinaigrettes separate, try adding a teaspoon of mustard or mayonnaise. It improves the consistency immensely and will give a nice creamy texture.
Although I was a little disappointed to find that the limb on my orange tree had broken, but if life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
In this case, the lemons helped create a luscious citrus vinaigrette! Seriously, this is one of the best vinaigrettes I have ever tasted.
I created this recipe to drizzle over my spring salad full of fruits, vegetables, and mild cheeses. It’s perfect for picnics or formal get togethers.
I think you could get a similar taste by using equal parts lemon and orange juice. This dressing is sweet yet tangy with a slight fresh orange taste.
I make this vinaigrette in a mason jar, at times, so I can make double or triple the recipe and use it for the week. Making it this way makes it travel ready too!
At times, I use this vinaigrette in my Wild Rice and Butternut Squash Salad. The flavors of the orange marry perfectly and give a brightness to the squash and wild rice.
Orange Lemon Vinaigrette
- ½ cup orange juice
- ½ cup lemon juice
- 1 tbsp whole grain mustard
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 pinch Kosher salt
- ¼ cup good olive oil
- To make this dressing, in a small bowl add 1/2 cup of lemon and orange juice, 1 Tablespoon mustard, 2 teaspoons honey, and a pinch of salt. Mix well. While continuing to whisk the mixture, pour 1/4 cup of olive oil in a slow stream. Serve over your favorite greens or salad, or add to chicken and warm vegetables.