Homemade Salad Dressing: Citronette

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Salad dressing is one of the simplest items to make at home.  In under two minutes, you can easily enjoy the health benefits and the taste of homemade salad dressing!

When it comes to eating vegetables, a little fat goes a long way.  Did you know healthy fats help our bodies absorb more nutrients in the foods we eat?  This is especially true with vegetables.  So why are some of us still eating fat free salad dressing?  It doesn’t make sense.  And it doesn’t taste good.  Sure it’s low in calories, but homemade salad dressing has so many benefits.  And especially when homemade, it can be packed with good-for-you heart-healthy fats.

This citronette [a vinaigrette made with citrus] packs a tangy punch thanks to apple cider vinegar and freshly squeezed orange juice.  Plus it’s preservative free…


  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 oranges, juiced
  • 1/4 cup mustard [use your favorite – grainy, spicy, honey, Dijon]
  • salt + pepper to taste


  1. In a mason or re-purposed glass jar, mix olive oil, vinegar, orange juice and mustard
  2. Cover and vigorous shake until well combined
  3. Season to taste with salt + pepper
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 2 weeks

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We served ours with fresh pees and toasted walnuts

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How would you serve this dressing?  I’d love to hear from you if you try this at home.  Hope you enjoy…

mrs. wolf