Drizzle your crisp green salads with homemade Citrus Dijon Salad Dressing! Made in under 5 minutes, it’s an EASY way to make your garden salads “pop” with flavor!Drizzle your crisp green salads with Citrus Dijon Salad Dressing! Made in under 5 minutes, it's an EASY way to make your garden salads "pop" with flavor!

While searching for salad recipes recently, I discovered this recipe for a homemade salad dressing, which featured citrus (fresh squeezed orange juice and zest) and poppyseeds! I thought it sounded good so I made it, with only a couple slight changes to the original, and used it to dress our salad.  It’s FANTASTIC!

I love to make salad dressings from scratch! Not only do you avoid a lot of the shelf stabilizing EXTRA ingredients found in commercially prepared bottles of salad dressing, but honestly… it’s so EASY and usually far more cost effective to simply make it yourself!

Other Homemade Salad Dressings You Might Enjoy!

If you enjoy making salad dressings from scratch, too, be sure to check out my recipes for Citrus Vinaigrette, Bleu Cheese, Italian, Poppyseed, Ranch, Catalina, Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette, and Creamy Lemon. All are easy to make, and taste fabulous!

How To Make Citrus Dijon Salad Dressing

This particular recipe for Citrus Dijon salad dressing can be made in UNDER 5 minutes, and uses some very basic pantry items. Here’s the “cast of characters”: fresh squeezed orange juice, oil, poppyseeds, Dijon mustard, honey, orange zest, and simple seasonings. Easy peasy.

Ingredients for citrus dijon salad dressing.

All ingredients (except for poppyseeds) are placed in a small jar with a tight lid.  I found it easy to use the same jar and lid I was going to store the dressing in, for less cleanup! Another couple options are to put ingredients in mixing bowl and use a whisk to blend ingredients, or to use a blender (but you’ll have more to clean up… just sayin’).

You can see the before and after photos below.  Place the lid on the jar… and shake the jar hard for about 30 seconds (while holding the lid on tightly) until dressing has fully combined.

Citrus dijon salad dressing before it is mixed.

Citrus dijon salad dressing after it is mixed.

Add poppyseeds, then put lid back on and give jar a few more good shakes to blend the ingredients, and that’s it! TA DA! You just made an incredible tasting salad dressing!

Poppyseeds are added to citrus dijon salad dressing in jar.

Citrus dijon dressing after poppyseeds are added and mixed in.

All that’s left to do after that is give it a quick shake or stir right before serving, then pour some of this delicious Citrus Dijon salad dressing over the salad of your choice! I recently used it to drizzle on a yummy Spinach Pear Salad!  It tastes delicious, and can be made ahead of time, too!

If making this salad dressing ahead of the time you will need it, refrigerate until ready to use, give it a good stir, then serve!

Citrus Dijon salad dressing being poured over mixed green salad.

We had a little bit of the salad dressing left over after making the salad (will keep for about a week in fridge), so a few days later I had a bit of a crazy idea… why not marinate fish kabobs with it! GREAT IDEA!  The citrus dressing paired perfectly with the fish, and really enhanced the flavors… who knew?

Citrus Dijon salad dressing used to marinade fish kabobs.

However you decide to use this Citrus Dijon salad dressing, you can be sure it’s gonna be GOOD!  Hope you will enjoy this absolutely delicious recipe!

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Recipe Adapted From: https://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/beet-and-goat-cheese-salad

Citrus Dijon Salad Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Drizzle your crisp green salads with Citrus Dijon Salad Dressing! Made in under 5 minutes, it's an EASY way to make your garden salads "pop" with flavor!
Category: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: citrus dijon salad dressing
Servings: 12 Tablespoons (approx. 6 ounces)
Calories Per Serving: 67 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 3 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 Tablespoon poppyseeds
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients (except for the poppyseeds) in a small jar with a tight lid. Place the lid on the container... and shake the jar hard for about 30 seconds (while holding the lid on tightly) until dressing has fully combined.

  2. Add poppyseeds, then put lid back on and give jar a few more good shakes to fully blend the ingredients. Serve, and enjoy! If making this salad dressing ahead of the time, refrigerate until ready to use, give it a good stir, then serve!

  3. Leftover salad dressing should stay fresh and yummy for about a week in refrigerator, if stored in an airtight jar or container. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Citrus Dijon Salad Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 Tablespoon)
Calories 67 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 17mg0%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 4.1mg5%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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