Winter citrus is in season and my husband’s lovely grandmother gifted us with a whole bag of delicious oranges from her tree recently.
In addition to enjoying fresh squeezed orange juice and eating endless amounts of orange wedges, this citrus vinaigrette has become quite popular at meal time. It’s the perfect compliment to leafy green salads and roasted vegetables.
Making the Citrus Vinaigrette is simple – combine minced shallot, olive oil, fresh squeezed orange juice (I used a combo of navel and Cara Cara oranges), lemon juice, white wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Shake well to combine and you have yourself a delicious dressing.
I like to make a double batch and have it on hand all week long to jazz up veggies!
Last week we had this delicious Roasted Beets with Orange Slices dish that we drizzled with citrus vinaigrette and topped with fresh chopped parsley. So simple but tasty!
If you are looking for other fresh produce that’s in season now check out this Seasonal Produce Guide!
- 3 tbsp fresh orange juice
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 small shallot, diced
- 1 cup olive oil
- ¼ cup white wine vinegar
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Place all the ingredients in a jar and shake well to combine
- Season with salt and pepper as needed
Below are some delicious looking recipes that I can’t wait to try out with my surplus of oranges…
via Vintage Kitty
via Feast in Thyme