Make a delicious citrus balsamic vinaigrette to dress your favorite mixed green salad! Recipe only has 4 ingredients and is ready in under 5 minutes!
Make a delicious citrus balsamic vinaigrette to dress your favorite mixed green salad! Recipe only has 4 ingredients and is ready in under 5 minutes!

If you’re looking for a delicious, flavorful salad dressing that is a cinch to whip up in just a few minutes, may I suggest Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette? This tangy dressing, with a hint of citrus, is a perfect addition to most mixed green salads. Another plus is that is is ridiculously EASY to make, which is always a win-win, in my book!

What’s In This Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette?

This vinaigrette is made using only FOUR ingredients! These ingredients are extra virgin olive oil, honey, balsamic vinegar, and fresh squeezed orange juice. That’s it. All are fairly common pantry ingredients, which makes it very convenient to whip up this salad dressing whenever you need it.

The salad dressing ingredients are olive oil, honey, orange juice and balsamic vinegar.

To make the citrus balsamic vinaigrette, measure the oil, balsamic, OJ, and honey into a small bowl. Grab a wire whisk or a fork, and whisk the ingredients together until the dressing has “emulsified”. This will only take a minute or so.

To “emulsify” salad dressing means to mix so thoroughly that ingredients that normally don’t combine well (like oil and water), can “come together” in a way that transforms them into a stabilized unit. Most vinaigrettes are emulsified, to fully incorporate the vinegar and oil, which are pretty standard ingredients.

The citrus balsamic vinaigrette is mixed well before using to dress a salad.

Ready To Serve!

Once the dressing has emulsified, it is ready to drizzle onto your favorite green salad. We love the flavor of this vinaigrette served on my Berry and Orange Spinach Salad, which is shown below. It tastes wonderful!

Here is the finished vinaigrette, ready to drizzle on the salads.

Storing The Salad Dressing

Because the vinaigrette is so easy to make, you can quickly make up the recipe just a few minutes before dinnertime. The vinaigrette can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator. Be sure to whisk it again, right before you serve it.

Olive oil can slightly thicken once chilled in the fridge, so give it a quick stir or let it warm up to room temperature a bit before stirring and serving.

Two salads, with a small container of citrus balsamic vinaigrette on the side.

I hope you enjoy this salad dressing, because it’s easy, AND it tastes good. Thank you for taking time to stop by. Take care, and I hope you have a great day.

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Original recipe source: Marie, at https://www.yayforfood.com/recipes/berry-orange-spinach-salad-citrus-balsamic-vinaigrette/

Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Make a delicious citrus balsamic vinaigrette to dress your favorite mixed green salad! Recipe only has 4 ingredients and is ready in under 5 minutes!

Category: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: All Cuisines
Keyword: citrus balsamic vinaigrette
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 141 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • ΒΌ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
Instructions
  1. Measure oil, balsamic, fresh orange juice, and honey into a small bowl. Whisk until the dressing has "emulsified". This will only take a minute or so.

    NOTE: To "emulsify" salad dressing means to mix so thoroughly that ingredients that normally don't combine well (like oil and water), can "come together" in a way that transforms them into a stabilized unit.

  2. Once emulsified, drizzle or pour vinaigrette onto your favorite green salad. Serve, and enjoy!

  3. Store any leftovers in a covered container in refrigerator. Whisk or shake the dressing up again, before you serve it.

Nutrition Facts
Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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