May 8, 2023 (Last updated Aug 16, 2023) by Hannah Sunderani
This tangy citrus vinaigrette is one of my absolute favourite ways to transport myself back to Marrakech. It’s made with fresh lemon juice, orange juice, and warm, savoury Moroccan spices. It’s truly the perfect combination of flavours.
Whip this simple dressing in 5 minutes! And use it any time you need a flavourful sauce to drizzle on large salads, bliss bowls, or anything that needs a quick flavour boost!
Make this citrus vinaigrette recipe with me on my YouTube Channel! On this episode I share 4 Vegan Protein-Packed Recipes. Featuring my Moroccan Chickpea Salad with this delicious dressing!
All you need to do is place the olive oil, lemon juice, orange juice, maple syrup, and spices together in a small mixing bowl. Then whisk until well combined and drizzle on your favorite salads.
It’s as simple and healthy as that. Once you give it a try yourself, you’ll never go back to store bought citrus vinaigrette dressings again.
This 30 Minute Moroccan-Inspired Carrot & Chickpea Salad and this Kale Sweet Potato Salad are my two all-time favourite salads to drizzle this Moroccan-Inspired Citrus Vinaigrette on. They truly take the flavours to the next level!
The citrusy flavours would honestly pair well with any summer salad or drizzled over your favorite proteins such as chickpeas, tofu, or a cold pasta salad.
This simple vinaigrette will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. To ensure freshness, store homemade salad dressings in an airtight container such as a covered jar, mason jar, or resealable storage container.
When ready to use, give it a good shake or whisk the citrus vinaigrette dressing vigorously to recombine everything – separation is natural!
The terms salad dressing and vinaigrette can be used interchangeably, but vinaigrettes are typically oil-based and not creamy. Salad dressings, however, can be on the creamy side, such as Vegan Caesar Dressing, Green Goddess Salad Dressing, and Vegan Ranch Dressing. This citrus dressing is considered a vinaigrette because it’s oil-based.
This citrus vinaigrette is lightly sweetened with unrefined maple syrup. It does not contain any refined sugars such as white granulated sugar, brown sugar or more processed syrups like corn syrup.
Homemade vinaigrettes are perishable because they don’t contain any preservatives! If you read the ingredient list on most store-bought dressings, you’ll notice they’re made with preservatives such as sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate. These ingredients prevent the dressings from spoiling and allow them to be shelf stable. Homemade salad dressing recipes are preservative-free and therefore will spoil much faster! For long term freshness, avoid storing this citrus vinaigrette recipe at room temperature and keep refrigerated when not using!
I hope you love this healthy 5-minute citrus dressing as much as I do! If you do make this recipe, please let me know in the comments below what you think! I truly love hearing from you, and I’m always here to answer any questions you might have.
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