This easy-to-make citrus salad dressing is flavorful, colorful, and gives your salad the freshness it deserves. When you try this, you will never go back! And did I mention that goodness is immune-boosting as well? Homemade salad dressing is by far better than store-bought and made with the ingredients you already love.
1 orange (juiced; makes ½ orange juice)
1 lemon (juiced; makes ¼ lemon juice)
¼ cup olive
1 tablespoon (honey; substitute with maple syrup)
1 – 2 cloves of garlic (grated; optional)
½ teaspoon salt (always add salt according to your taste or doctor’s order)
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon ground turmeric (optional)
1 tablespoon of orange zest (optional)
- Zest the orange.
- Squeeze the juice out of lemon and orange using a squeezer.
- In a mason jar, add all the ingredients: salt, pepper, turmeric, honey, freshly squeezed orange juice, lemon juice, grate in the garlic, and olive oil. Then cover the mason jar, and give it a very good shake. Taste and adjust appropriately, enjoy!
Another way to make this:
- Add all the ingredients in a bowl except the oil.
- Then start whisking the ingredients while slowly pouring the oil into it. I have made this recipe using these different methods, and they work each time!
Do not use store-bought orange juice and lemon juice for this recipe. Try as much as possible to use fresh; it makes a whole lot of difference.
This could last up to two weeks, as long as it is tightly covered and refrigerated.
You may add some Dijon mustard if you wish; it will thicken it just a little bit more. This salad dressing by itself is light and lovely, so do not expect a thick dressing with this recipe.
I usually do not add zest all the time because of the kids. They seem to love this dressing when it is clearer.
If using a small squeezer quarter, the lemons and oranges to properly fit.
Feel free to add a little more honey to your taste.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Salad Dressing
- Method: Squeezing
- Cuisine: Universal
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