Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing

Susan, AKA Kiwicook
Susan, AKA Kiwicook

Susan, AKA Kiwicook

In her days as a recipe developer, Susan has created over 450 recipes. Her Dutch and New Zealander roots serve as a basis for her culinary inspiration.

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For whatever reason, it seems to be hugely expensive to buy a good vinaigrette. When my favourite Lemon and Orange vinaigrette went off the market I decided to make my own. This is pretty darn close to that recipe and a lot healthier. Thanks to Taylor Farms Food for the basic recipe which I’ve adapted slightly, adding lemon juice, ginger and herbs. I also whizzed the ingredients in my Nutribullet (you can just as easily use a blender) which produced a very creamy version. But you can simply whisk the mixture as per the recipe for a standard style of vinaigrette. It’s a very flexible recipe, so add, subtract or adapt in terms of ingredients to suit your own preferences.


Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing

A healthier and more economical alternative to store-bought dressings. Ready in just 5 minutes, it's time to elevate your salad game with this homemade dressing. Don't forget to shake well before drizzling over your favorite salad. Enjoy the freshness!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Salad Dressing
Servings 1 Cup
Calories 1062 kcal


  • 1 Blender


  • ½ cup olive oil (or avocado oil)
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Grated ginger (to taste)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh herbs (like flat-leaf parsley, basil, lemon basil, chives, etc.)


  • In a bowl combine vinegar, orange juice, orange zest, lemon juice, mustard, honey, ginger and garlic, then vigorously whisk in olive oil and season with salt and pepper and herbs.
  • Note: If you want a creamy version of this vinaigrette (see the picture above), put all the ingredients (except the herbs, which you add in afterwards) into a high powered blender instead. It will eventually separate, so give it a good shake before using again.
  • Pour liberally over your favourite salad. Store in the refrigerator.


Calories: 1062kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 1gFat: 108gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gMonounsaturated Fat: 79gSodium: 60mgPotassium: 192mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 125IUVitamin C: 42mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette
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Susan, AKA Kiwicook
About The Author
Susan, also known as the Kiwi Cook, hails from Levin, New Zealand, and has a unique Kiwi-Dutch-British heritage that influenced her culinary upbringing. As an artist, tutor, writer, and editor, Susan dedicates her weekends to creating delectable dishes. Her food philosophy embraces moderation and listening to her body's needs.


  1. i can’t wait to try this! it sounds like the closest copycat recipe i’ve found for a creamy citrus dressing that this little catering company here in southeast texas makes! i can’t get enough of it and they don’t sell it separately – looking forward to making my own with your recipe!


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