Easy Honey Citrus vinaigrette Recipe

A young boy squeezing juice from a fresh navel orange into a glass measuring cup preparing to make Honey Citrus vinaigrette

Honey Citrus vinaigrette 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 Honey Citrus vinaigrette 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 Honey Citrus vinaigrette to go on top.  Another easy and fun combo to make; it really shakes things up!

Rainbow Salad topped with this Honey Citrus vinaigrette 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 Honey Citrus vinaigrette;

  • 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 Honey Citrus vinaigrette.

Meet my friend Simon who is in the kitchen helping to make this Honey Citrus vinaigrette Recipe!

Making Honey Citrus vinaigrette Dressing is Easy!


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

Honey Citrus vinaigrette

A young boy squeezing juice from a fresh navel orange into a glass measuring cup preparing to make Honey Citrus vinaigrette
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


Step 1: Wash one navel orange and dry it. 

Step 2:  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:  Squeeze the juice into a wide liquid measuring cup.  Squeeze 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: Measure 1/2 cup of olive oil and pour it into the mason jar using a liquid measuring cup.

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

Step 6:  Measure 1 tablespoon of honey and scrape it into the jar.

Step 7: Measure each of the spices making certain they were level and add them to the mason jar as well. 

Step 8: Secure the top onto the mason jar tightly and shake all of the ingredients until the dressing was mixed well.

Store the dressing in a mason jar in the refrigerator.


This Recipe is Brought to You by:

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Serving and storing Honey Citrus vinaigrette

Honey Citrus vinaigrette 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 Honey Citrus vinaigrette in a mason jar in the refrigerator for several days.

Cheers to Better Bites and making this Honey Citrus vinaigrette ~ 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:


And, if you are interested in all that the Better Bites Gang has to offer, hop over to our main page and learn about Recipe Girl, Teeny the Tiny Taste Tester, Click, Sip and their other fruit and veggie pals.  There are new pals joining the gang all year long so sign up for our family newsletter for updates!  Here’s the link to the page.

If you want to bring Better Bites to your schools.  Learn about our school program here.

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

Thanking Sponsors for Better Bites Program Launch

Want more healthy food fun?

If you haven’t already, signed up for my brand new program coming out called Better Bites™ join us today!

Better Bites is all about the adventures of Recipe Girl and Teeny the tiny taste tester.  You can register your family, or school, for this adventurous food fun program as we increase our love for fruits and veggies in an innovative new program. 

Recipe Girls and Teeny will be teaming up and introducing their team of fruit and veggie friends starting very soon. They are also teaming up with a couple of friends who will encourage Better Sips™and Better Sips™ along the way.  I can’t wait for you to meet all of my new friends here at the site.

Here is the link to sign up for Better Bites.

Learn more about navel oranges here.

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