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