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Citrus Vinaigrette Recipe

Make this bright, flavorful Citrus Vinaigrette Recipe next time you want a pop of citrus on your favorite salad. Using juice from three kinds of citrus fruits, this salad packs a lot of fresh flavor that is sure to wake up your taste buds.


  • 1 medium orange
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 1 medium lime
  • ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon coarse mustard
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons honey (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (optional)


  • Juice the orange, lemon, and lime. In a medium screw-top jar combine citrus juices, oil, chives, mustard, and salt. Cover; shake well. Taste and add honey if desired. If desired, add ginger and/or black pepper. Cover and shake well after adding any ingredients.
  • Store vinaigrette in the covered jar in the refrigerator up to 1 week.


Tip: This Citrus Vinaigrette also makes a great marinade for meat, seafood or fish. Place desired amount of meat, seafood or fish in a glass bowl. Add enough of the prepared citrus vinaigrette to just cover the meat, seafood or fish. Cover; marinate in the refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes. Drain and cook meat, seafood or fish as desired.
Yield: about 1 ½ cups (12, 2-tablespoon servings)