This recipe was a happy accident borne of a day when I had half a lemon and a lime sitting around as well as a few oranges. I wanted to make a lemon vinaigrette but figured it couldn’t hurt to add all of them. It was pretty good so I ended up making it a few times when I had friends over. I didn’t think it was that revolutionary, but whenever I serve this, without fail someone will say “what IS this dressing?”
I’ve made it for years and I think I have never shared it because although people enjoy it I rarely make it on purpose, it tends to just come about on those days when I have a little leftover of all my citrus pals.
I tend not to get too excited about dressing, usually saving my enthusiasm for the contents of the salad, but dressing makes a crazy difference! I enjoyed this on a simple salad with greens and olives. With good dressing a little snack or side salad can feel special rather than just a way to choke down the healthy stuff. It is lovely with greens, or a more substantial salad with something salty and crunchy. I tried tossing it with some cold grains (barley) and that was delicious too.
So I hope you enjoy this and it prompts someone to say to you: “wow, what IS this dressing?”
- 1 navel orange small to medium
- 1 lime
- 1 lemon
- 1/3 - 1/2 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste