This easy citrus dressing takes only a few minutes to make in the blender. It's a citrus vinaigrette that's perfect for bringing a flavor punch to your green or grain salads.
Y'all, I am super obsessed with this sweet-tart citrus salad dressing! I first made it to dress a quinoa salad, but now I want to pour it on every salad in the world!
Not only is the citrusy flavor absolutely incredible, but this vinaigrette is so, so easy to make. Just toss everything into your blender and puree.
This dressing gets its flavor from a mix of orange and lemon juices. Fresh squeezed juice is best in this recipe, but you can absolutely use bottled juice, if necessary.
Then, you add some olive oil for richness, maple syrup for a touch of extra sweetness, and garlic. Because garlic makes everything delicious.
Making this dressing could not be easier. Put all of your ingredients into the blender, and puree until smooth.
You do want to be sure that the garlic clove is fully pureed, because no one wants to gnaw on a piece of raw garlic that they weren't expecting!
After you puree, transfer the dressing to an airtight container, like a half-pint mason jar. Then, store in the refrigerator until salad time.
Your dressing will keep for 7-10 days stored this way.
How to serve it
Truly, I can't think of a green or grain salad that this dressing wouldn't take to the next level. Try it on:
And so on, in that fashion.
I do think that this dressing would be too thin for pasta salad, but it's worth a shot! You may want to throw a handful of soaked cashews into the blender, so make something that will cling better to your pasta.
Citrus vinaigrette recipe
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice - fresh squeezed or bottled is fine
- ¼ cup orange juice - fresh squeezed or bottled is fine
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 clove garlic
- ¼ teaspoon salt - or more, to taste
- Combine all of the vinaigrette ingredients in your blender, and puree until completely smooth. Chill until ready to serve.
- 1 lemon yields approximately 2 tablespoons of juice
- 1 large orange yields approximately ¼ cup of juice