This orange salad dressing recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make! 4 simple ingredients bring it all together. Bright, light, and flavorful!
This recipe for orange dressing is our favorite homemade version. We make a big batch and store it in a jar until we run out. That way, it’s always on hand when a salad craving strikes and it only takes 5 minutes to make more when we finish it off.
I love to pair it with mason jar salads for a quick, portable lunch! Whenever I get tired of this dressing, I mix it up with our raspberry or lemon version – both as just as healthy and equally easy to make.
Why should you make your own salad dressing?
It’s simple! When it comes to salad dressing, there are a lot of issues.
There are too many options.
There are too many misleading labels such as “light,” “low-fat,” and “sugar-free” — all strategically worded for the purpose of fooling the consumer.
The ingredients list? WHOA.
Organic varieties are too pricey.
Moral of the story? There is no reason to pay $4-5 for ambiguously-labeled salad dressing when you can easily make your own healthy version for half the cost.
Let’s take a moment to consider the purpose of salad dressing. We use it to add flavor to a bed of greens and to make the leafy goodness easier to chew and swallow. With that in mind, shouldn’t dressing be more of a supplement than the main attraction? Sure, it should taste good. But it shouldn’t be a crutch that we use to drown and choke down a salad. Salads are pretty delicious in their own respect, especially when paired with a dressing that brings out the best in them.
Easy Orange Salad Dressing
A light citrus dressing that’s easy and mess-free. It can be whipped up in under 5 minutes and pairs well with infinite salad ingredients.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Juice of 1 1/2 oranges [about 1/3 cup]
- 1/2 Tbsp. raw honey
- 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
- 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. fresh black pepper
- In a food processor or blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth. You can also make the dressing without either appliance. Just add everything to a bowl and whisk vigorously.
Makes approximately 8 ounces of dressing.
Shake before use.
Store in refrigerator up to 1 month.
- Calories: 191
- Sugar: 27g
- Sodium: 591mg
- Fat: 7g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Unsaturated Fat: 6g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 32g
- Fiber: 5g
- Protein: 2g
- Cholesterol: 0mg