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Homemade Citrus Vinaigrette
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Homemade Citrus Vinaigrette

This homemade citrus vinaigrette with lemon and orange is packed with flavor and so simple to make. You’ll never want to use the store-bought version again!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salads & Dressings
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Vegan
Keyword: homemade citrus vinaigrette, salad dressing
Servings: 16
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Diabetic Foodie


  • 1 small shallot (finely minced)
  • ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon-flavored white balsamic vinegar (or white wine vinegar or Champagne vinegar)
  • 5 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest (may omit if using lemon-flavored vinegar)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Combine the minced shallots, oil, vinegar, fresh squeezed orange juice, and lemon zest (if using) in a small jar with a screw-top lid. You could also use a salad shaker.
  • Close the lid tightly, then shake the jar vigorously until the vinaigrette is well-blended.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.


There are 16 servings in this recipe. Each serving is 1 tablespoon of vinaigrette.
You can customize the flavor by adding lemon or lime juice. You can also use other flavored olive oils or balsamic vinegars.
The vinaigrette should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and used within 1 week to ensure freshness.
Separation is natural, so be sure to shake before serving.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.3g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 10.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.8g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 70.8mg | Potassium: 30.6mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1.4g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg | Net carbs: 2.1g