Blood Orange Vinaigrette

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I just have to tell you that I have a new favorite fruit.  It’s called a Blood Orange. The name sounds a bit gory but trust me, this amazing citrus fruit is far from it… Just close your eyes and get past the name.  Blood Oranges can be a bit smaller in size than a regular orange and bigger than a tangerine.  When sliced, they have a gorgeous orange to bright crimson center and they have an outer skin that can be somewhat difficult to peel.  Blood Oranges are sweet, juicy and perfect for making a simple Blood Orange Vinaigrette.

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What beautiful fruit!  As you can see, Blood Oranges are aptly named.  Be mindful when handling the oranges, they can stain your clothes and cutting boards.

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Making the Blood Orange Vinaigrette is easy.  Add all the ingredients to a glass jar, tighten the lid and then give it a good shake to blend all the flavors.  Drizzle the Blood Orange Vinaigrette over a plate of fresh greens and Blood Orange segments for a wonderful Blood Orange Salad. Enjoy!  Tessa

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup blood orange juice
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbs brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs shallots (finely minced)
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp blood orange zest
  • 3/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper (or to taste)

Place all ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid.  Shake well to combine all ingredients. Taste and correct your seasonings.  Store in the refrigerator tightly covered for up to 4 days.  Makes about a cup.

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15 thoughts on “Blood Orange Vinaigrette

    1. Tessa Post author

      The recipe is definitely a keeper. This was by far the darkest colored blood orange that I’ve purchased yet. It surprised me when I sliced it in half :).

  1. mjskit

    What beautiful pictures! How can one not want to go out to buy blood oranges after seeing this post. I commonly use plain boring orange juice in vinaigrette, but never blood orange. This looks like a delicious vinaigrette and would be perfect for all the salads we’re starting to make now that spring has sprung.

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Gorgeous clicks, Tessa. The vinaigrette must be very fruity, fresh and tasty!

    1. Tessa Post author

      I’m so jealous! Fresh citrus is one of the things that I miss about living in So Cal. On the other hand, I don’t miss the traffic :D.

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