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Orange-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Do you need a fat-free dressing that has the body of an oil-based one? Our 2 ingredient vinaigrette is thick and glossy enough to cling to your salads, without requiring any oils or fats!

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Yield: Makes 1.5 Cups


Citrus juices and vinegars make wonderful salad dressings, but when people first switch to a whole foods plant-based diet, they often miss the texture that oil imparts. Cooking the juice and vinegar down gives you a sweeter, slightly thicker vinaigrette that will cling to your salads, and help in replicating the mouth-feel of an oil-based dressing.


  • 2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar


  1. Strain the orange juice through a mesh sieve to remove any large particles. Combine the juice and balsamic vinegar in a medium sized pot. Bring the mixture to a boil, and allow to boil for 10-15 minutes until the mixture has reduced and thickened slightly. Set aside to cool.
  2. Once cooled, transfer the vinaigrette to a glass bottle or jar and refrigerate before using.

Prepared vinaigrette will keep, refrigerated, for up to 5 days.