How to Make a Delicious Vinaigrette with Orange Juice

March 16, 2019
Using an orange juice vinaigrette on your salad will give it an interesting citrus flavor and will provide you with a healthy amount of vitamin C.

There are so many different ways to makes seasonings and dressings with various flavors and colors. The salad dressing you use depends on your personal tastes. You can choose a strong or light flavor, salty or sweet, or it can even have a citrus touch. That’s where this delicious vinaigrette with orange juice comes in. It’s a delicious and zesty addition to any salad!

When it comes to the ingredients for this vinaigrette, you can use any type of oil. Extra virgin olive oil is perfect for vinaigrettes, but you can also use walnut, hazelnut, or other oils. Plus, when it comes to the vinegar, apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar and balsamic vinegar are all good options.

In this article, we’ll take a look at several different vinaigrette recipes featuring orange juice.

A Recipe for Vinaigrette with Orange Juice

Here's a recipe for a delicious vinaigrette with orange juice.

Ingredients

  • The juice from 1 orange
  • The juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of mustard (30 ml)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Preparation

  1. First, squeeze the juice out of the orange and the lemon.
  2. Then, put the juice in the container you want to store the vinaigrette in.
  3. Add the mustard and oil and shake the container well so everything is well-mixed. 
  4. After, salt and pepper to taste.
  5. You can store this dressing in the fridge for a few days.

The delicious vinaigrette with orange juice is perfect for salad dressings, vegetables, meats and fish since it gives them a particularly fruity flavor. Also, you’ll get all of the nutrients from one of the best citrus fruits!

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Orange Vinaigrette with a Touch of Garlic

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of fresh orange juice (50 ml)
  • 1 finely chopped garlic clove
  • Olive oil
  • A touch of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of mustard (15 ml)
  • Salt
  • Ground pepper

Preparation

  1. Rub the inside of a bowl with half a clove of garlic.
  2. Add the oil and fresh orange juice. The classic ratio is three parts of oil to one part vinegar, but this will depend on your personal preferences.
  3. Add the touch of apple cider vinegar, the mustard and a pinch of salt.
  4. Then, add fresh, well-ground pepper.
  5. Combine all the ingredients and shake the vinaigrette well to mix all of the flavors.
  6. This vinaigrette can be stored in the fridge for around ten days without losing its taste and smell.

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Salad with Orange Vinaigrette and a Touch of Honey

A bowl filled with honey.

Ingredients for the Orange Vinaigrette

  • 1 tablespoon of parsley (15 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar (30 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (50 ml)
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil (125 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of orange zest (15 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed orange juice (30 ml)
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Ingredients for the Salad

  • 1o large lettuce leaves
  • 1 orange cut up
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of caramelized almonds (30 g)

Preparation

  1. Mix the parsley, white vinegar, honey and olive oil in a bowl.
  2. Add the orange juice and mix well.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Put the lettuce leaves in a bowl.
  5. Add the vinaigrette with orange juice to the lettuce leaves, stirring well.
  6. Finally, garnish with orange pieces and the almonds.

Another Option for Vinaigrette with Orange Juice

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of orange juice (45 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons of Modena vinegar (30 ml)
  • 1 tablespoons of mustard (15 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (50 g)
  • Black pepper

Preparation

  1. Pour the orange juice, Modena vinegar, mustard, honey and ground black pepper into a deep bowl.
  2. Mix all the ingredients well to integrate the flavors and aromas.
  3. Then, you can use the orange vinaigrette to garnish salads, meats and fish.

Other Suggestions

  • You can store the vinaigrette in the fridge for ten days.
  • If you’d rather use fresh squeezed orange juice, you should store all of the other ingredients mixed together in the fridge, then add the orange juice right before serving. That way, you won’t lose any of its nutritional properties or vitamins.

Benefits of Regularly Consuming Citrus

Citrus flavors have a characteristic acid taste and are rich in essential oils. They’re also a natural source of vitamins (A, B1, B2 and C) and minerals (potassium, copper and sulfur) and they help detoxify the body.

The most popular citrus fruits are oranges, lemons, tangerines, grapefruits and limes.