Honey-Citrus Vinaigrette

CATEGORIES: Salad Dressings, Sara

Have you ever looked at the ingredient list for something and just known in the pit of your soul that your taste buds would love it?? That’s how I feel about this dressing.

It’s fabulous on all kinds of things, especially salads involving chicken and avocado. I even used the leftovers, adding a bit more cumin and an extra garlic clove or two, to marinate some chicken breasts and they were awesome on the grill. Enjoy!

Sing it with me: “These are a few of my favorite things…”
Oranges, Lime, garlic, honey, onio
n, cumin, salt and pepper.



Try it on a bed of cold romaine, with bites of creamy avocado, juicy mango, pretty red onion and slices of Spicy Honey Chicken


  1. Haha, hey rubyjade- did I guilt you into commenting?! I’ll take it ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. I’d love for you to e-mail me one! And, nope you didn’t guilt me into it, I promise! I saw that button in your siggy before and I’ve been meaning to ask you for one. I’d love to link to you.

  3. Yes, Jana, this very day I had a total fantasy that I had the ice cream attachment for my Kitchenaid. AND that I had the Cuisinart ice cream maker that my parents have. And I’d probably keep my little electric one, too, because, hey! You can never have too many ice cream makers.

  4. I keep coming here and thinking: ok, I HAVE to try that one, and that one, and that one. Seriously guys. Do you ever run out of awesome recipes??? This is truly an awesome blog. Not to mention the witty and fun writers. This is just a party!

  5. Hi girls! I am here to admit that I check out your blog every once in a while. I’m also here to make an outlandish request. Some vegetarian recipes! My crazy husband became veg about a year and a half ago. Consequently I stopped cooking. I’m trying to get back into it and I need easy, quick and filling meal ideas. HELP ME and I’ll love you forever. He’ll eat a little fish every once in a while, and he’s okay with a little dairy but not a whole dish centered on cheese. (Seriously what’s wrong with this guy? Ugh.) Okay I’ve hijacked your comments section. Love your blog. And, oh, it’s prettykatemachine from bbc. Later!

  6. Hey, Kate, I actually just finished taking pics of a yummy vegetarian meal! I’m not planning on posting it for a couple of months, but email me (thedailybite@gmail.com) and I’ll send it to you if you want! Oh, and nice name…way to copy! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Okay, I tried this dressing last week, and let me just say it was so good I could have drank it straight from the bowl. No, seriously.

  8. Question…Could you use a type of oil other than vegetable? I tried it with olive oil (because I don’t keep vegetable on hand) but it didn’t turn out. Do you think I could use canola?

  9. I know this recipe is from a long time ago, but I’m making the whole delicious salad tonight after seeing it posted on the Southern Institute blog via Sew Much Ado. I just wanted to say that everything about it is so fantastic. I haven’t even finished the chicken yet, and I want to drink the dressing. I had yummy blood oranges on hand, so the juice came out the most amazing plum-magenta color–they’re a bit sweeter than normal oranges, so I decreased the honey just a bit and added some extra lime juice. SO YUM! Thank you for the time you put into making my dinners better! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. The one in the very first thumbnail photo is from Walmart, like $3! The one in the photo at the end is from Michael’s Craft store, and I think it was only about a buck more!

  10. Ha– sorry about that! I can see it perfectly on my desktop but when I was looking it up on my Iphone the garlic font was ridiculously tiny! I didn’t even see it there!

  11. I love salads! This dressing is my go to dressing, from the first time I tried it I was hooked! It’s so fast and easy I can’t stop making it.

  12. Yum! This dressing looks delicious! I have made the Spicy Honey chicken several times and am in love with it! I’ve never used it for the salad thought, usually added some roasted potatoes and veggies with it. Tonight I am going to make this salad dressing and the recipe for the salad! We are having unseasonably high temps right now (for Iowa!) and a fresh salad sounds delicious!

  13. I made this for dinner tonight and it was so good! It turned out pretty sweet, but that was probably because the orange was insanely sweet. I added half a tablespoon on rice vinegar and it was perfect.
    Thanks for the great recipe!

  14. This is a delicious salad dressing.I totally agree with how nicely it compliments avocado…so good. However..there were a couple things I would change. One…it’s a bit on the watery side. Maybe increase the honey a little…it’s not overly sweet and could take a little more to thicken it. The other thing, the cumin flavor is very strong. If you’re not a fan, or just don’t want an overpowering cumin flavor I would maybe cut it back a little. I may do a 1/2 t. next time.

  15. I’ve been trying to make some different citrus vinaigrettes and they all seem to turn out runny. Any ideas on what I may be doing wrong ? I would like them just a bit thicker like the store bought vinaigrettes. Any ideas would be so appreciated. Thanks

  16. I made this tonight, I’m 7 wks pregnant and haven’t been able to keep much down. I spiced it up just a bit with a little splash of zesty italian & a little more cumin and garlic.. I also made the spicy honey chicken and I gotta say this is one of the best recipes I’ve ever made! It was delicious, light, and definitely not a pair I would’ve thought of. I enjoyed this so much!! Especially this dressing, it’s amazing. I love a lot of salad dressings but this one is a fav! I have now officially become a fan of this blog..and I want you guys to know these are some amazing dishes, and they make cooking in my household a lot more fun! I’m a mom of 3 kids, 4th one on the way. I gotta have delicious dinners that appeal to everyone, and the time to make them. Thats why I love your blog!!!

  17. I have made Spicy Honey Chicken, but never had the right ingredients to make the salad til now. That was AMAZING! I’m planning on making it next week, but I was wondering how long the vinaigrette keeps?

  18. I just made this dressing for a mango, pork, cucumber, carrot, & fetta salad. It was so good and very healthy. I used canola oil and didn’t add the onion to it. Such a keeper.

  19. Did the easy route on this last night – garlic and onion flakes out of the spice rack – and used orange juice from a jug (although it was good Columbia Gorge style “freshly squeezed”) and the dressing was still great. I went light on the cumin and could still taste it.

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