Raw Salad Dressing: Oil-Free Orange Vinaigrette

A Celebration of Early Spring


A creamy avocado stands in for oil in this citrus rich, oil-free salad dressing. I love this vinaigrette tossed with greens and even drizzled on veggies. To me, creamy avocados in a dressing add an additional layer of emotional satisfaction and depth of flavor to salads. I also introduce some apple cider vinegar in this dressing. Taken alone, apple cider vinegar is arguably an acquired taste, but in this dressing it compliments the citrus nicely.

Oil-Free Orange Vinaigrette Dressing

Makes 1/2 cup


1/2 orange, peeled and sliced into quarters

½ avocado

3 tablespoons of Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar

1 tablespoon of honey

4-5 tablespoons of filtered water, to thin

Better-for-you ingredients

Learn more about the better-for-you ingredients in this recipe:

  • Avocados Good quality fats (including avocados, extra virgin olive oil and coconuts), enjoyed in moderation, will actually store in the body as energy and not fat which helps you lose weight in the long run.
  • Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Raw, organic apple cider vinegar from Braggs, unlike other types of vinegar including balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar and rice wine vinegar, is considered a health tonic used to support a healthy immune system, good digestion and weight loss. Learn more here.


Combine the orange, avocado, apple cider vinegar, honey and 3 tablespoons of water into a food processor. Let the mixture combine for 30 seconds. Then check the consistency and add up to 1 – 2 more tablespoons of water until you reach your desired consistency. This dressing will last 3-4 days in your refrigerator.

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April Jones

added 4 years, 9 months ago

Hi Noelle,

This salad dressing was fantastic. I juiced some seed filled tangerines that were going bad on my counter (way too many seeds!) I did not have an avocado, though. It was still very tastey and the idea of the orange wedges in the salad made it all go well together. This dressing is my new favorite. I love the apple cider vinegar with the orange juice – great idea, so simple.

Dinner was a hit this evening! I am looking forward to checking out your site.

April at Kitchen-Blender-Reviews


added 4 years, 9 months ago

April! Thank you for your nice note. I'm glad you liked the dressing. It is

one of my top favorites as well! Hope you had a wonderful New Year's! Much

happiness to you this year!


added 4 years, 9 months ago

This was really good! I doubled it so I can use it over the next few days and it filled an old agave nectar bottle I use for dressings. (so about 12 oz) I used a bit less vinegar and used agave instead of honey. yum!


added 4 years, 9 months ago

I love the agave nectar twist! Thank you so much for sharing. At the moment, I'm all about using lots of different dressings to really add some good flavors to my healthy eats this month. This Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette is also a nice citrus dressing that you might like.


added 4 years, 9 months ago

Loved this dressing!  My husband said this was the best he ever had.  I didn't tell him it was good for him!


added 4 years, 9 months ago

That is hilarious! I love it! For me, it really is all about a good dressing-it makes such a difference!
Noelle Twiggs
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