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!
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!
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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, poppy seeds, Dijon mustard, honey, orange zest, and simple seasonings. Easy peasy.
Mixing The Citrus Dijon Salad Dressing
All ingredients (except for poppy seeds) 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.
Add the poppy seeds, then put the lid back on and give jar a few more good shakes to blend the ingredients. That’s it! TA DA! You just made an incredible tasting citrus Dijon salad dressing!
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!
Making the Salad Dressing Ahead Of Time?
If you will be making this salad dressing ahead of the time you will need it, keep it refrigerated until you’re ready to use it. Give it a good stir or shake to re-mix the ingredients, and then serve!
You Can Use Citrus Dijon Salad Dressing As A Marinade, Too!
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!
That was a great idea! The flavors of the citrus dressing paired perfectly with the fish (swordfish), and really enhanced the flavor… who knew? The kabobs were delicious, and were so very simple to make.
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
- 1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 3 teaspoons orange zest
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1½ Tablespoons honey
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 Tablespoon poppyseeds
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.
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!
Leftover salad dressing should stay fresh and yummy for about a week in refrigerator, if stored in an airtight jar or container. Enjoy!
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