This dressing is lovely yellow color, and we use it on a mixed green salad (mixed Romaine and European greens), tossed with small broccoli and cauliflower florets, raisins or sweetened dried cranberries, and shredded Cheddar or crumbled Gorgonzola cheese. The sweet-tart zestiness of the dressing perks up the salad! The yield depends on how much salad dressing you prefer. For us, this recipe makes enough dressing for about 4 large salads.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a jar with a lid, mix the olive oil, orange juice, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, honey, basil, and vinegar. Seal and shake well. Chill 2 hours in the refrigerator. Strain basil before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

140 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 5.6g; fat 13.5g; sodium 291.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2005
My DH and I really liked this dressing! I did make 1 change though - I added 1 tablespoon of vinegar rather than 1 teaspoon. Delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/14/2005
I thought it was light and refreshing although I thought it was lacking flavor. I thought there was too much oil at first so I added more orange juice. I think it needs something but I'm not sure what. I put this on a mixed green salad with orange segmants and roasted pecans. Read More
(17)
85 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2005
My DH and I really liked this dressing! I did make 1 change though - I added 1 tablespoon of vinegar rather than 1 teaspoon. Delicious! Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2005
I used this with lettuce, dried cranberry and mandarin orange salad. Made a few changes by omitting basil and had no lemmon zest so used lime zest and splash of lime juice. Very light and tasty. Will be happy to make this easy recipe again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2009
This dressing is wonderful! I doubled the amount of vinegar and instead of basil added some poppy seeds. I served it over mixed greens thinly sliced red onion orange segments and sliced almonds. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2005
I thought it was light and refreshing although I thought it was lacking flavor. I thought there was too much oil at first so I added more orange juice. I think it needs something but I'm not sure what. I put this on a mixed green salad with orange segmants and roasted pecans. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2008
I've made this dressing twice now. The first time I followed the recipe exactly except I cut the ingredients in half as I was only making dressing fro 2 people. I made it again tonight again following the directions but replacing the lemon zest and orange juice with red grapefruit. It was really delicious and I'm sure would be good with any combination of citrus you had on hand. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2007
I've made this numerous times and everyone asks for the recipe and carries on like they have never had good salad dressing before. It's a keeper! I especially like it with spring greens yellow tomatoes nuts grapes etc. on the salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2008
This dressing is excellent. Doesn't need anything changed. I made it about 4 hours ahead and strained out the basil right before serving. I put it on mixed baby greens dried cranberries tangerines gorgonzola and toasted pecans. Excellent - thank you. Read More
(12)
Rating: 2 stars
06/21/2010
Too sweet. Too citrusy. Even Hubs who occasionally likes a dressing with a little sweetness agreed. Could be very good lightening up on both the honey and the juices and perhaps even eliminating the zest altogether. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
I loved this! I used lime juice and lime zest instead of lemon because I love limes! I also left the chopped basil in the dressing. I used this as a topping for a greek salad with feta cheese. This would go good on any type of salad. I am thinking about changing the basil to cilantro adding cumin and using it for a mexican chopped salad. Thanks. Read More
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