Blood Orange Vinaigrette


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.


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.


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


  • 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.


15 thoughts on “Blood Orange Vinaigrette

    1. Tessa

      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

      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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