Recipe: Honey-Citrus Vinaigrette

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

Hoping to take your fruit salad from good to absolutely outstanding? You need this easy honey-citrus vinaigrette. Once you try this tangy three-ingredient dressing, I guarantee you’ll never serve just plain ol’ fruit salad again.

It’s a vibrant mix of orange juice and lime juice, with just enough honey to balance the tartness without adding too much sweetness. Because, hey, that’s what the fruit’s for, right?

The Easiest Way to Jazz Up Any Fruit Salad

A simple vinaigrette is the easiest way to liven up any and all fruit salads. It pairs well with everything from mixed berries and melons to stone fruit and citrus. It also perks up any on-its-way-out produce; just toss with the dressing and suddenly those sad strawberries are something worth celebrating!

And you don’t need a lot to make an impact — just one tablespoon of vinaigrette for every cup of fruit gets the job done.

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)
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Honey Citrus Vinaigrette

Makesabout 1/2 cup vinaigrette


  • 1 teaspoon

    finely grated orange zest

  • 1/4 cup

    orange juice (from 1 medium navel orange)

  • 1 teaspoon

    finely grated lime zest

  • 2 tablespoons

    freshly squeezed lime juice (from 1 lime)

  • 1 tablespoon


  • Pinch kosher salt


  1. Place all the ingredients in a jar or other container with a tight-fitting lid. Seal and shake vigorously until well-combined and the honey is dissolved. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

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