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Mandarin Orange Ginger Dressing

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Mandarin Orange Ginger Dressing doesn’t have a ton of ingredients, but don’t let that fool you! This easy homemade dressing recipe boasts an explosion of bright, citrusy flavor that you’ll want to pour on all of your healthy eats!

Orange Ginger Dressing being poured onto salad

Mandarin Orange Ginger Dressing has become my new obsession.

It’s sweet, citrusy, bright and flavorful, and an extra zing of WOW comes alive when you taste the fresh ginger.

I do a lot of meal prepping and lunch packing at my house, and I love having homemade salad dressings on hand in the fridge.

Citrus based vinaigrettes don’t just act as a finishing touch for salads. No sir! They’re also fantastic meat marinades, sandwich sauces, and dippers for fresh veggies and wraps.

Mandarin Orange Dressing w/ black sesame seeds being shaken in small mason jar

Easy Homemade Salad Dressing

Homemade salad dressings are one of the easiest recipes to make. They’re literally nothing more than 1 part acid + 3 parts oil + mix-ins put into a glass jar and shaken to high Heaven.

As seen before in my mimosa vinaigrette, I never play by the rules, and I tend to lean more towards a 2 parts acid + 2.5ish parts oil because, well, I like to taste the vinegar in my homemade vinaigrettes. I also always add dijon mustard to the majority of my homemade dressings because it acts as an emulsifier. The mustard keeps the vinaigrette nice and blended so the oil and vinegar stay married instead of going their separate ways.

Orange Ginger Dressing being poured onto salad

Mandarin Orange Ginger Dressing

Mandarin Orange Ginger Dressing doesn’t have a ton of ingredients, but don’t let that fool you! This easy homemade dressing recipe boasts an explosion of bright, citrusy flavor that you’ll want to pour on all of your healthy eats!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Salad
Keyword: ginger dressing, homemade salad dressing, homemade vinaigrette, mandarin orange, vinaigrette
5 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Amber

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Zest one mandarin orange into a small glass jar w/ a tight fitting lid. 
  • Squeeze the juice from the mandarin oranges into the jar w/ the zest and then add the vinegar, ginger, dijon mustard, honey, salt and pepper, and oil. 
  • Tightly secure the lid to the jar and give it a good shake, shake, shake until the dressing has emulsified or become slightly thick and smooth. 
  • Taste the dressing, adding more ginger if needed, then stir in the sesame seeds. Pour over your favorite salad or serve as a dip for veggies. 
  • Homemade vinaigrettes w/ add ins like garlic and ginger can generally remain in the fridge for up to a week, but we all know they won’t last that long! 
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Mandarin Orange Ginger Dressing being whisked in a yellow bowl
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7 Comments
  • Tracey
    December 23, 2019

    It’s delicious:) Made this today for my seafood platter starter with Hot smoked salmon, hot smoked mackerel, Speyside smoked salmon and finally scottish langoustines ….all to be served on Christmas day.

    • Amber
      December 24, 2019

      Yaaaaaaay! So happy you enjoyed it, Tracey! Merry Christmas!

  • Pamela
    February 21, 2020

    Not much of a ginger flavor. Quite bland.

    • Amber
      March 4, 2020

      Oh, no! Really! That’s the first I’ve heard of that. Did you use fresh ginger?

  • Iva
    May 1, 2020

    I made this but had to make substitutions by using the juice from the canned mandarin oranges, substituted ground canned ginger and since the canned oranges were in syrup I reduced the amount of honey and it still came out fantastic! It is so light and refreshing’! This has become one of my favorite salad dressings!

    • Amber
      May 5, 2020

      That’s is so awesome, and how incredibly resourceful of you to use all those substitutions! Heck yeah! So glad you love it!