Sunday, August 3, 2014

Orange Vinaigrette Dressing

A citrus dressing that's NOT overly sweet... 
nor sour... but with a subtle ASIAN FLAIR!

This was fun, I made my first video for you all on my own -
dubbing the tracks with music and all!

Now there are recipes on Youtube and ones that I make too, where you just add the oil all at once, but for this one... I prefer to almost dribble the oil in... which looks like a pain - but it pays off with a more commercial-like dressing results. Note: Xanthan is optional and NOT as necessary, if you whisk the oil in slowly enough. 

However, adding 1/8 tsp xanthan gum (love it!) option... Mind you, it's a very POWERFUL thickener... 
SO just a little bit DOES GO A LOOOONG WAY

You can find little inexpensive packets at Walmart Stores, ours sells them on the baking aisle where they have Gluten-Free items, near the sugar and spices. 

Q. You might ask, "Okay then, if xanthan gum is NOT necessary, then why mention it?"  

A. The 1/8 tsp just makes the recipe a little less goof-proof, (yet don't be goofy) by adding a lot more!

Makes: 12 oz.

1/4 cup water, or reserved Mandarin orange juice
3 Tbsp orange juice, frozen concentrate - undiluted
3 Tbsp brown sugar
3 Tbsp rice vinegar, unseasoned (gluten-free)
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard, Country-Style
1 tsp Sweet Ginger (Homemade)*, (so delightful... add 5 stars!)
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp xanthan gum, opt.
3/4 cup vegetable oil

Make dressing a day ahead first by processing* - blending the ingredients - without the oil, until the sugar dissolves. Then slowly hand whisk in the oil until dressing reaches the desired consistency. Refrigerate. Shake bottle before drizzling over salad greens, marinated & grilled chicken and desired toppings.

Note: *May substitute 2 tsp fresh ginger or 1/4 tsp. ground ginger for HOMEMADE SWEET GINGER, however instead with it... it's sooo much better. In fact, all my recipes with fresh ginger are!

For fun, I've created a label for the dressing and have a free download with the recipe. Then you can recycle your own favorite 12-oz Brianna brand dressing bottles. On the download, I have a bonus recipe and directions on how to remove labels from glass bottles too! 

Related recipes:

Citrus Chicken Salad


Sharon Anne

Free Download: Printable Bottle Labels & Recipe
Updated: 8/5/04

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