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.Print
Easy Orange Salad Dressing
- Total Time: 5 minutes
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.
- Juice of 1 ½ oranges [about ⅓ cup]
- ½ Tbsp. raw honey
- 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
- ½ Tbsp. olive oil
- ¼ tsp. sea salt
- ¼ 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.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- 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
Could I omit the salt or reduce it drastically for a guest with dietary restrictions? Will it combine the same?
You can certainly reduce the salt without affecting the consistency. I'm sure you know this (lol), but it will affect the flavor significantly.
Very easy and good recipe
So glad you enjoyed it!
Suzette Van Aken
This is such a fresh, vibrant salad dressing. I had everything to make it. I will never buy store bought dressing again. Thank you so much.
Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed the dressing. I agree – much better than store bought!
Your comment*Love this dressing!!1
This is super easy and very delicious! I highly recommend over store bought , artificial and processed dressings. The recipie is perfect! But does not make very much. If you eat a lot of salad and want some to be premade I suggest doubling this .
I'm glad you liked this dressing – I agree, it's so yummy!
I will definitely make this. Just tried a bought orange dressing . It was delicious & it had garlic & mixed herbs as well. Maybe you could also try that?!!
Garlic and herbs would definitely be a good addition to this dressing! :)
My dressing does not thicken. I have tried three times.
Hmmm... that's very strange. I will say that this dressing doesn't get super thick. It doesn't turn out like a creamy ranch – more like a vinaigrette. I don't know what the problem might be!
Great dressing! I put it on a mandolin-sliced Brussel Sprout, Sweet Pepper, Bacon, and Misc. Greens Salad. With some Almonds, Green Onion, and Avocado, it was delish. The friend I had over for lunch loved it, too.
That salad sounds DIVINE! So glad you liked the dressing. <3
What do you think of a duck egg salad, with spinach and asparagus with this dressing?
I dun have white wine vinegar can i use apple vinegar?
Sure! That should work just fine. :)
Serve warm on Jasmine rice with fresh cilantro beside jerk or just grilled chicken with mango salsa...mmmm!
Oops! I forgot to add that I subbed sesame oil in for the olive ;)
Yum! That sounds delicious, Susan!
Doubled this recipe for my family of five. Loved this dressing. It was light and very flavorful. I will definitely make this again.
So glad you liked this dressing, Paula! It's one of my favorites – so easy and goes great on all kinds of salads. :)
This dressing is delicious! My 8 year old said it is her new favorite "sauce". Thanks for sharing!
That is a win in our book! Thanks for letting us know. :)
Lou D James
Looks amazing, ty. May i just double check how much oil is used for the batch?
Love this dressing! I had it on a salad with vidalia, beets &
avocado. I just made another batch to marinate some chicken
breasts in. Added garlic & crushed red pepper to the marinade.
Thank you! :) Eating Paleo is always a challenge and this
dressing is light & fresh.
That salad sounds delicious! And what a great idea to use it as a marinade! We'll have to try that. :)
whoa. I just made an orange salad dressing today...without seeing this post. I suppose great minds think alike? :-)
Did you read our minds or did we read yours? ;)