• citrus vinaigrette in pour bottle with sliced oranges and juicer surrounding it

Citrus Vinaigrette

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.

bowl of citrus vinaigrette next to orange squeezer, and sliced oranges

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!

beet and orange salad with citrus vinaigrette on side and sliced oranges in top corner


beet and orange salad on white plate with oranges in background

If you are looking for other fresh produce that’s in season now check out this Seasonal Produce Guide!

sliced lemons, grapefruit, oranges and limes piled on top of each other


Citrus Vinaigrette
Recipe type: dressing
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 1.5 cups
simple and delicious citrus vinaigrette using fresh oranges
  • 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
  1. Place all the ingredients in a jar and shake well to combine
  2. 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…

Orange Cranberry Nut Bread

cranberry nut bread next to bowl of cranberries and oranges cut in half

via Foodal


30 Minute Healthy Orange Chicken

orange chicken on a bed of white rice garnished with fresh orange slices and scallions

via The Gingered Whisk


Golden Beet Ravioli in Brown Butter Orange Sauce with Walnuts and Fennel

bowl of ravioli with a orange walnut fennel sauce

via Vintage Kitty


Three Citrus Vanilla Marmalade

citrus marmalade on top of toasted english muffin

via Feast in Thyme

What’s your favorite way to enjoy winter citrus?


  • comment-avatar
    Maria January 30, 2018 (6:45 pm)

    Love these bright & colorful photos! Citrus is just what we need this time of year. Looks like a tasty and versatile dressing.

Rate this recipe: