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Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe (Homemade Salad Dressing)

This citrus balsamic vinaigrette recipe is a quick and easy homemade dressing, perfect to enjoy on salads all year long! With olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and mustard, this easy dressing is great for salad bowls of all kinds.

In just 5 minutes you can make this easy dressing which tastes fresh and delicious. I love serving this orange balsamic vinaigrette on chopped salads topped with homemade croutons.

citrus balsamic vinaigrette recipe with orange juice balsamic vinegar mustard and olive oil

The easiest way to level up your salads is by making your own salad dressing! Don’t be intimidated, it takes just 5 minutes to make. This delicious orange balsamic salad dressing recipe is simple to make, has a handful of staple ingredients, and tastes amazing on green salads (like this blood orange salad) or grain bowls.

Skip the store-bought dressing, and make this easy balsamic vinaigrette for your next salad. This dressing uses balsamic vinegar, fresh garlic, olive oil, sweetener (I used maple syrup but you can use sugar, honey, or any sweetener you prefer), and Dijon mustard for a kick.

This Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe Is

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Tart
  • Sweet
  • Flavorful
  • Great on Salads or Grain Bowls
  • Easy to Make
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Ingredients In Low Sodium Balsamic Vinegar Salad Dressing

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  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: I like to use a fruity olive oil which has a fantastic flavor and deep color.  Olive oil gives this simple vinaigrette a great taste, and also can benefit you!
  • Balsamic vinegar – tart and sweet, vinegar shines in this balsamic dressing recipe! I used a basic balsamic for this recipe, but you can use an aged one too. You could substitute a white balsamic vinegar too which has wonderful flavor.
  • Fresh garlic
  • Maple syrup: for natural sweetness without the refined sugar, I’d recommend using a natural maple syrup over sugar in this recipe. Substitute agave nectar or honey.
  • Whole Grain Mustard – for a really nice flavor and texture. Using a good mustard makes all the difference, and I like the texture of whole grain mustard in this dressing.  You could also use a Dijon mustard too.
  • Fresh Orange Juice, or lemon juice for a delicious citrus flavor. I used navel oranges, but you could use mandarin oranges, or even blood oranges for a darker dressing. You could also add 1 tablespoon each of lemon juice or lime juice as a substitute.
  • Sea Salt Black Pepper

Dietary Modifications

  • This dressing recipe is vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, and egg free.
  • To make gluten free, ensure that all ingredients including condiments and spices are certified gluten free before using.
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How To Make Low Sodium Salad Dressing with Balsamic Vinegar

  1. In a small bowl (or mason jar with airtight lid), add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, mustard, maple syrup or sweetener, orange juice, sea salt and pepper. 
  2. Mix well to combine all ingredients – the dressing will turn thick and creamy.
  3. Pour into your favorite salad, or refrigerate in an airtight container and use within a week.

How Many Servings Does This Recipe Make?

This recipe makes about 1 cup of citrus-balsamic dressing total, and 4 1/4 cup servings. The nutritional information estimated for this recipe is per each 1/4 cup serving.

A No Cook Vinaigrette Recipe That’s Perfect All Year

This no-cook vinaigrette is a quick and simple recipe. It’s the perfect dressing to make quickly, and is a personal favorite all year. I love a good no-cook recipe for days when I am short on time, but want something fresh and homemade. I especially love making my own homemade dressing, which is the perfect addition to dinner salads as an appetizer or side dish.

I have a whole collection of recipes that require zero cooking at all, check them out here!  This citrus vinaigrette dressing comes together in about 5 minutes, and doesn’t require the stove or microwave to make. Just use a few pantry staple ingredients and you have a tasty dressing ready in no time.  And very little to clean up afterwards (only a small container)… an added bonus! Toss with your favorite salad greens, or add in some fresh basil or fresh parsley if desired.

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Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Kelly Jensen
This citrus balsamic vinaigrette recipe is a quick and easy homemade dressing, perfect to enjoy on salads all year long! With olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and mustard, this easy dressing is great for salad bowls of all kinds.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dressing, Salad
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 1/4 cup servings
Calories 290 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl (or mason jar with airtight lid), add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, mustard, maple syrup or sweetener, orange juice, sea salt and pepper.
  • Mix well to combine all ingredients – the dressing will turn thick and creamy.
  • Pour into your favorite salad, or refrigerate in an airtight container and use within a week.

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Notes

Dietary Modifications

  • This dressing recipe is vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, and egg free.
  • To make gluten free, ensure that all ingredients including condiments and spices are certified gluten free before using.

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 0.3gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gSodium: 602mgPotassium: 69mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 18IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 0.4mg
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