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Best Orange Salad Dressing

This Orange Salad Dressing is deliciously refreshing when paired with a green salad, pasta, bean salad, or even used as a marinade! Five minutes and a few ingredients are all you need to make this tasty dressing recipe!

orange citrus salad dressing in yellow bowl beside kale salad

I love this citrus Asian salad dressing with fresh kale, over a noodle or veggie grain bowl, with lettuce wraps, or even as a marinade for tofu.

We love this healthy salad dressing because it’s…

  • Oil-free
  • Herby
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Vegan
  • Delicious
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Healthy salad dressings that taste amazing are sometimes hard to come by, but this one is a winner!

Ingredients in orange salad dressing

The recipe card at the bottom of the page has the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions.

Simply place all dressing ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk together well. I really like to use the jar minced garlic in this recipe because it is milder. Fresh works well too.

ginger miso dressing ingredients on wooden board

What is miso?

Miso, also known as soybean paste, is a traditional Japanese food. It is most commonly used for making miso soup. This recipe uses white miso which has a mellow, slightly sweet flavor.

miso paste in spoon for salad dressing
Miso can be found in many grocery stores and nearly all Asian markets.

For those concerned about the salt in miso, this short 3-minute video Is Miso Healthy from Dr. Michael Greger with should help relieve concerns.

This orange salad dressing is not just a summertime dressing but is terrific on so many other dishes. Some of my favorites are veggie bowls that have, not only vegetables but grains and beans as well.

kale salad with quinoa and orange slices in white bowl
Kale Quinoa Salad with orange salad dressing

Another terrific light and fresh recipe that uses this orange dressing is my Quinoa Chickpea Salad.

Tips for making this recipe

  • This is such a simple dish that can be easily adjusted for taste preferences.
  • If you prefer it a little sweeter, just add a little more maple syrup.
  • Like it tangier? Try adding a little extra rice vinegar.
  • The miso paste is very salty, so go easy on it adding only what is called for until you give it a sampling.

Recipes that could use a little orange salad dressing

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miso ginger dressing with orange slices

Orange Miso Ginger Dressing

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Orange Miso Ginger Dressing is deliciously refreshing when paired with a green salad, pasta, bean salad, or even used as a marinade! Five minutes and a few ingredients are all you need to make this tasty dressing recipe!


  • 1/4 cup orange juice (juice from 2 oranges)
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons yellow or white miso
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (grated, minced, or dry ground)


  1. Place all dressing ingredients in medium bowl and whisk together well.
  2. Note: I really like to use the jar minced garlic in this recipe because it is milder. Fresh works well too.
  3. Serve on green salad, pasta, wraps, slaw, or anything else you can think of.


Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 30Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 108mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

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Alexandria Peters

Sunday 23rd of August 2020

I don't use Miso paste enough, to store it long term. If it was less expensive, I wouldn't mind. What would you recommend for a good substitute. I was thinking a splash of soy sauce for salty flavor, and PB for texture.

Terri Edwards

Monday 24th of August 2020

Hi Alexandria- Since miso is a fermented product and has salt, it will actually keep in your refrigerator for up to a year and maybe even longer. It's great for miso soup and other sauces as well. I think soy sauce and PB or tahini would be worth a try as a substitute in this recipe.


Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

Hi! I so love your innovative recipes, so I regularly print your recipes to save for future cooking but each time I need to separately clip an image to paste to the pdf that I print out. Am I doing something wrong? I'd love to have the little thumbnail print out with the recipe. Thank you =)

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

Sometime back, a couple of people asked me to take the thumbnail photo in recipes out of the print version, because it used up their ink, and I obliged. Just recently, I’ve made some website changes and am using a new recipe card. I have been thinking about adding the photo back in for printing. There are still some tweaks being made to the recipe software by the creators. Right now, when I enable the thumbnail photo, it activates all instructional photos in the recipe, and those certainly don’t need to be included. Talk about using up all the ink! Hopefully very soon, the creators will get the kinks out, and I’ll be able to enable just the feature photo. Stay tuned, because it’s coming, and thanks so much for following!

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