Easy Healthy Citrus Salad Dressing Recipe

Healthy Citrus Salad Dressing

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Healthy Citrus Salad Dressing is easy to make.  You can measure the ingredients for this recipe, mix it up and store it all in one container.  It’s the perfect topping to any salad for lunch or dinner, especially Rainbow Salad.

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Easy Healthy Citrus Salad Dressing Recipe

Have you tried the Rainbow Salad yet?  You are definitely going to want to add it to the menu.  It’s colorful, which makes it totally kid attractive.  And,  it’s also scrumptiously healthy.  In order to fully enjoy your Rainbow Salad, you’re going to want to make this Healthy Citrus Salad Dressing to go on top.  Another easy and fun combo to make; it really shakes things up!

Rainbow Salad topped with this Healthy Citrus Salad Dressing is perfect for lunch or dinner and can be packed in the lunchbox, which makes it an excellent recipe to squeeze in fruits and veggies.

Every recipe lends lessons to teach kids about recipe making and kitchen safety.  Here are a few lessons to chat through when making this Healthy Citrus Dressing;

  • Cutting Fruit
  • Extracting Juice
  • Measuring Ingredients
  • Sequencing through Recipe Steps
  • Knife Safety
  • Following Directions

Before you grab the recipe meet our pal Slice™!  He’s part of the Better Bites Gang who has teamed up with Recipe Girl to bring you Better Bites that include navel oranges. 

Navel Orange

“Hi! I’m Slice™. I am a navel orange and I’m perfect to pack in your lunchbox because you won’t have to worry about my seeds. I’m sweet and I’m delicious. I’m also filled with great things to help your body like vitamin C and fiber. You can eat navel oranges alone or in one of the recipes we are sharing this month. Remember your body needs fresh fruits and fresh veggies like me.

I love mixing up recipes with navel oranges and can’t wait for you to try this Healthy Citrus Salad Dressing.

Meet my friend Simon who is in the kitchen helping to make this Healthy Citrus Salad Dressing!

Making Healthy Citrus Salad Dressing is Easy!

Step 1: Simon washed one navel orange and dried it. 

Step 2:  He then cut the navel orange in half. 

Note:  When cutting the orange, you may want to do this step depending on the age and skill set of your child.  It’s up to you to decide if they are ready.  You should always start knife safety skills by working together and remember to teach your children to hold items with the bear claw method.  This means you are folding the tips of your fingers back to keep them out of harms way.

Step 3:  Then Simon squeezed the juice into a wide liquid measuring cup.  He squeezed each orange half in one direction and then squeezed it in the other direction until he got all of the juice out.  It should yield 1/4 cup of juice.  He poured the 1/4 cup of juice into a mason jar.

Note:  You can use a citrus juicer if you prefer, but cooking doesn’t have to involve expensive gadgets to be fun or get the job done.

Step 4: Simon measured 1/2 cup of olive oil and poured it into the mason jar using a liquid measuring cup.

Step 5: He measured 1/4 cup of white wine vinegar and added it into the mason jar also using a liquid measuring cup.

Step 6:  He measured 1 tablespoon of honey and scraped it into the jar.

Step 7: Simon measured each of the spices making certain they were level and added them to the mason jar as well.  The spices he added to this dressing included  1/2 teaspoon of onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt and 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder.

Step 8: Simon secured the top onto the mason jar tightly and shook all of the ingredients until the dressing was mixed well.

Serving and storing this Healthy Citrus Dressing

This healthy citrus dressing is perfect on top of a rainbow salad, which is also part of this month’s share.  The recipe link is below.

You can store this Healthy Citrus Dressing in a mason jar in the refrigerator for several days.

Here is a printable version of the recipe for your convenience:

Healthy Citrus Salad Dressing

Healthy Citrus Salad Dressing
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 navel orange
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


Wash the orange.

Cut the naval orange in half.

Squeeze the juice from the orange; it should yield 1/4 cup of juice.  Whisk the freshly squeezed orange juice together with the vinegar, oil, honey, onion powder, sea salt and garlic powder.  

Or, put all of the ingredients into a mason jar and tightly secure the cap.  Shake until all of the ingredients are mixed well.  Serve the dressing on a rainbow salad.

Store the dressing in a mason jar in the refrigerator.


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Cheers to Better Bites and making this Healthy Citrus Salad Dressing ~ Your Friend Recipe Girl and Slice

P.S.  If you are looking for more recipes from our friend Slice™, check out his favorite shares this month:

Creamsicle Fruit Dip

Creamsicle Smoothie

Rainbow Salad

If you liked this recipe as much as we do, here are few products you might find fun to add to your kitchen utensils that are perfect for this recipe:


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Let us know how you liked this Healthy Citrus Salad Dressing in the comments below.  We love to here from our recipe making friends.

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