Mandarin Orange Vinaigrette



I absolutely love mandarin oranges!  The fresh ones and yes, the ones from a can.  I buy the no added sugar variety, the ones in their own juice, and they are delicious and so versatile.  I like them in a mixed green or spinach salad, fruit salad and made into a vinaigrette that I’ve shared here.


The best part of the mandarin orange is……its peak season is WINTER!!  What, winter?  How can a perfectly sweet citrus fruit want to be born in the winter?  Truthfully, I don’t really know or care to look it up.  All I know is I love them and love to cook with this beautiful sunny fruit in the winter!

Mandarin Orange Vinaigrette
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This vinaigrette is fresh and light. Try it over a spinach or mixed green salad or as a marinade for your baked chicken. The best part of the mandarin orange is......its peak season is WINTER!! Bring this sunny citrus fruit into your winter kitchen, I'm certain it will brighten it up!
Recipe type: Dressing, Vinaigrette, Marinade
  • juice from 2 mandarin oranges or juice from 1 large can of mandarin oranges (⅓ cup)
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or jar.
  2. Mix or shake to combine.
  3. Serve on your favorite salad. This would also be a delicious marinade for chicken, fish or beef.
  4. Store in a tightly sealed container for 1 week in the refrigerator.


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