Honey Orange Dressing Recipe with Dijon Mustard

Add a burst of flavor to your salad with this delicious honey orange salad dressing. Made with fresh orange juice, sweet honey and dijon mustard, this dressing is perfect for elevating any salad.

orange salad dressing in a jar

Salad dressing is easy to make and this orange honey dressing is the perfect choice. It’s bursting with flavor and complements a wide range of salads.

🤍Why you will love this recipe

  • It only takes a few minutes and a handful of simple ingredients to make this dressing.
  • Making your own salad dressings is a budget-friendly option.
  • Preparing your homemade salad dressings with fresh, wholesome ingredients is healthier.

Here is what you will need

This is an overview of the ingredients and steps to make this easy orange vinaigrette recipe; scroll down for a printable recipe card with exact measurements and detailed instructions.

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  • Fresh Orange Juice
  • Honey
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Honey
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Garlic Powder


  • Mason Jar or Small Bowl

How to make honey orange vinaigrette

Prepare the ingredients: squeeze the juice from an orange.

a picture of ingredients in a jar for the dressing not mixed

STEP 1: Add the ingredients to a small bowl or jar. and whisk together or shake the jar up.

STEP 2: Use a wire whisk or cover a jr and shake it to combine the ingredients.

a picture of salad dressing mixed in a jar

Ingredient notes and substitutions

Orange Juice – Fresh is always best, but if you have orange juice, you can use that instead of fresh squeezed juice.

Dijon Mustard – The mustard adds a slight tang to the dressing, but more importantly, it helps to emulsify the dressing. If you don’t have dijon mustard, you can replace it with brown mustard.

Olive oil – When making salad dressing, you can use regular olive oil or avocado oil as well as extra virgin olive oil.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this dressing over your favorite green salad, such as a crunchy romaine salad or apple walnut salad.

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Recipe variations

Try experimenting with the dressing to add different flavors or texture; here are some suggestions.

Mixed Citrus – Add a few teaspoons of lemon juice or lime juice and zest for a citrusy dressing.

Yogurt – Mix in a dollop of Greek yogurt for a tangy and creamy version.

Ginger – Add a half teaspoon (more or less to taste) for fusion.

Spicy – Add a pinch of red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper for a spicy kick.

Vegan – Replace the honey with maple syrup or agave nectar.

How to store leftovers

This recipe makes enough for two to three salads and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


  • If possible, use fresh ingredients for the best flavor.
  • Allow the dressing to come to room temperature before using it on a salad for best results.
  • Give the dressing a good shake or stir before adding it to a salad.
Can I use bottled orange juice instead of fresh orange juice for the dressing?

While fresh always tastes best, you can use bottled orange juice as a substitute if you don’t have fresh oranges. However, there may be added sugar which can affect the sweetness of the dressing.

Can I use honey-orange dressing to marinate meat or vegetables?

Yes, honey orange dressing can be used as a marinade for meat and vegetables. It adds a nice citrusy flavor to chicken and vegetables.

What are the best salads to use honey orange dressing on?

This dressing tastes great with fresh mixed greens, spinach salad, arugula, kale, and fruit salad.

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orange salad dressing in a jar

Honey Orange Salad Dressing

Elevate your salad with Orange Honey Salad Dressing, it's the perfect balance of sweet and tangy
5 from 1 vote
Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Servings 6



  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 1/8 cup Orange Juice Fresh Squeeze
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard


  • Add all of the ingredients (1/4 cup Olive Oil, 1/8 cup Orange Juice, 1 tablespoon Honey, 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder, 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard) to a jar or small bowl and shake or whisk the ingredients together


Store leftover salad dressing in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Serving: 1tablespoon
Keyword Orange Honey Dressing
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