Citrus Vinaigrette

If you’re looking for a delicious, light and ridiculously EASY Vinaigrette, bursting with citrus flavor, then may I suggest this Citrus Vinaigrette? It can be made in 5 minutes or less!Citrus Vinaigrette / The Grateful Girl Cooks!I made this easy salad dressing from scratch, to use on a salad I made last year. It’s so easy to make, and has a light, refreshing citrus flavor that paired well with the salad.  To make the vinaigrette, I whisked olive oil, fresh squeezed orange juice, white wine vinegar, garlic powder, orange zest, salt and pepper in a small bowl until fully combined. Then I covered the bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerated the dressing for a couple hours to let the flavors fully develop. I served it with a great salad (Spring Greens with Citrus Vinaigrette), that also contained fresh orange slices, feta cheese, roasted almonds, cranberries, and red onions…and the pairing of the two was lovely,

Citrus Vinaigrette / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Sure hope you will try making this salad dressing.  It’s a great dressing – using fresh ingredients, and without all the chemicals and shelf-stabilizers typically found in processed salad dressings. I think you will really like this!

Citrus Vinaigrette / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Recipe Adapted From: Kristin Bataille, Taste of Home Magazine, Feb./March 2012 Issue

Citrus Vinaigrette
 
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Delicious, light, and citrus flavored, this salad dressing will be a great accompaniment to any mixed green salad.
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Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest (approx. amount from 1 orange)
  • dash salt (to taste)
  • dash pepper (to taste)
Directions
  1. In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients until fully blended.
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours so the flavors can fully develop.
  3. When ready to serve, uncover, stir well to re-combine ingredients, and pour over salad. Enjoy!
Notes
The amount of dressing this makes is enough for a family sized salad (4 servings). The recipe is easily doubled or tripled to make the quantity you wish.

 

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