Easy Sweet Orange Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

by Charlie
Easy Sweet Orange Vinaigrette Citrus Salad Dressing

This delicious homemade vinaigrette is the perfect way to add a sweet citrus kick to your summer salads

If you’re anything like me, then you’re always on the lookout for those quick and easy foodie “hacks”. This deliciously tart vegan summer citrus salad dressing with orange and lemon juice is an excellent way to bring any salad alive! My favourite thing about this dressing is that, for what is essentially a simple balsamic vinaigrette with a few extra bits, it’s bursting with zingy summertime flavours. We’ve added a little bit of sweet maple syrup to round the edges, which helps to bring out the sweetness of the orange.

Make it a summer citrus salad

This dressing goes very well with both sweet veggies like beetroot, as well as bitter leaves such a rocket and chicory. In fact, we created this dressing initially for our Easy Orange, Beetroot & Chicory BBQ Side Salad. We loved it so much, we knew it had to be featured as its own recipe. Its influences are thoroughly Mediterranean, inspired by the ideas of alfresco dining, sun-soaked balconies, and crisp white wine.

I can’t wait for the proper summer sun to come back to us here in the UK; I’ll take any excuse for more BBQs, picnics, and summer salads!

This recipe is:

  • only 5 ingredients
  • vegan and dairy-free
  • quick and easy
  • perfect for drizzling over salads
  • sweet and citrusy 

If you liked this recipe, why not try:

Sweet Orange Vinaigrette

This easy peasy orange squeasy vinaigrette salad dressing is a great way to add an extra zing to your side salads!
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 33kcal


  • 1/2 an orange juiced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 of a lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp maple syrup


  • Mix all the ingredients in a jar and drizzle over your favourite salad.


Nutritional info:

  • 0.1g protein
  • 2.8g carbs
  • 2.3g fat
*calories and nutritional information are estimated per serving

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