Orange Balsamic Salad Dressing

This orange balsamic salad dressing is easy to make and loaded with citrusy flavor. Add it to your rotation of tasty homemade salad dressing recipes.

How to serve it

Toss this dressing with any type of fresh salad greens you like. I like to add some toasted nuts such as pecans or walnuts for a little crunch too.

Salad dressing in a glass bowl next to some orange slices.

Ingredients and substitutions

Fresh orange juice and zest give this salad dressing its delicious citrusy flavor. I don’t recommend substituting bottled orange juice if possible because you can really taste the difference.

Balsamic vinegar adds a sharp, tangy flavor that complements the orange juice and zest in this dressing. You can substitute any other type of vinegar you prefer.

Dijon mustard helps thicken and emulsify this salad dressing. You can omit it if you prefer, but the consistency of the salad dressing will be a little thinner in that case.

How to make it

Add the fresh orange juice, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, Dijon mustard, orange zest, salt, and cracked black pepper to a container with a tight-fitting lid.

Ingredients for orange salad dressing in a plastic container.

Shake well until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed and the dressing has thickened slightly.

Balsamic orange vinaigrette shaken in a plastic container.

Storage

You can use this dressing right away or store it in the fridge for up to five days.

Orange vinaigrette in a glass bowl.

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Orange Balsamic Salad Dressing

This orange balsamic salad dressing is loaded with citrusy flavor from fresh orange juice and zest. It's easy to make and delicious.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 95.2kcal

Equipment

  • Container with tight-fitting lid

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Instructions

  • Add the fresh orange juice, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, Dijon mustard, orange zest, salt, and cracked black pepper to a container with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Shake well until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed and the dressing has thickened slightly.
  • Use immediately or store in the fridge for up to five days.

Notes

  • Toss the dressing with any type of greens you like and some nuts such as pecans or walnuts to add some crunch to the salad.

Nutrition

Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 95.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.1g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 9.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.6g | Sodium: 127.1mg | Potassium: 36.8mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 2.5g | Vitamin A: 23.1IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Orange dressing in a glass bowl with a silver spoon.
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