Blood Orange Dressing

Jazz up your cool-weather salad game with this deliciously easy Blood Orange Dressing!

Blood Orange Dressing

I’m head over heels in love with this blood orange salad dressing.

Not only is it crazy easy to make, but the taste is just plain scrumptious!

Is it weird that I said scrumptious? YOU GUYS – THIS DRESSING!!!

Insert your adjective of choice and get it on your salads, stat.

The ingredients are simple, yet flavorful. After zesting some of your blood orange, you’ll combine the zested peel with freshly squeezed blood orange juice, lemon juice, a little healthy oil, garlic, dijon, and honey. Season with salt and pepper then blend it all together and Houston, we have a salad dressing!

For the oil you can use avocado oil (my favorite!), olive oil, or grapeseed oil.

Looking for an extra spark of tartness? Feel free to let a little apple cider vinegar in on the fun if you’d like a zestier vinaigrette for your salad.

Blood Orange Dressing Recipe

when are blood oranges in season?

Blood orange season runs from Winter to Spring. You’ll typically find varieties of blood oranges in your local supermarkets from December to March or even December to May, if you’re lucky!

Tied with cara cara oranges as my favorite citrus fruit ever, these vivid, crimson, tie-dye-hued oranges are so sweet and delicious.

Reading this before/after blood orange season? Bookmark it for later – it’s a must-try for sure!

Easy Homemade Blood Orange Dressing

I’ll frequently toss a combination of blood orange and cara cara orange slices on a healthy apple, spinach, and feta salad; then dress it with this pretty pink dressing.  It’s basically a Vitamin C smorgasbord and I love. it. so.

This dressing is also magnificent paired with my Strawberry Kale Salad and Cranberry Blueberry Salad.

Blood Orange Dressing
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Blood Orange Dressing

Jazz up your Spring and Winter salads with this easy Blood Orange Dressing!

Feel free to double this recipe if needed! Dressing will keep for several days tightly sealed and refrigerated. Shake before serving.

Course Dressing
Cuisine American
Keyword Blood Orange Dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 189 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons


  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice 1 orange
  • 1/4 tsp orange zest
  • 2 TBSP fresh lemon juice 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil
  • 1 clove garlic smashed and minced (approx. 1 tsp)
  • 1 TBSP dijon mustard
  • 1 TBSP honey
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  1. Grab a blood orange and zest about 1/4 tsp from the rind. Roll the orange on the counter to help release the juice then slice in half and juice. (I use a citrus reamer to get every last drop)
  2. Combine blood orange juice (we're looking for 1/4 cup of juice here) with the remaining ingredients in a mason jar and shake well. For a completely smooth dressing, I used an immersion blender. You can follow suit with a blender/processor of your choice or leave the garlic as is - both ways work great!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Blood Orange Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 334mg15%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 31IU1%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Easy Blood Orange Dressing

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If you get a chance to try this tasty homemade Blood Orange Dressing, let me know! You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

Jazz up your cool-weather salads with this deliciously easy Blood Orange Dressing! The ingredients are simple yet flavorful and ready to rock your salad! #dressing #saladdressing #bloodorange #orange #glutenfree #citrus #winterrecipes #salad #vegetarian

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  • Cassi

    can you use a regular orange or clementine

    • Hi Cassi! Clementine would be a great swap!

  • 5 stars
    love this, great balance of flavors with the blood oranges, thank you!

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