Creamy Orange-Ginger Dressing Recipe -
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Creamy Orange-Ginger Dressing

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"Great drizzled on a spinach or mesclun lettuce salad with the addition of mandarin orange sections and chow mein noodles."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. In a blender or food processor, blend yogurt, orange juice, ginger, salt, sugar, orange peel, cayenne and cinnamon until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate until ready to use.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 08, 2003

This Dressing is good, but not Great. I found it to be lacking some zip. I added a tablespoon Dijon Mustard and it really helped. Also a little cracked black pepper finished it off. My guests really liked it on a mixed field greens salad with mandrian oranges and sugared pecans.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 02, 2009

rating based on recipe as written: insipid and a little cloying. with a little monkeying around, ended up with a 5 star product. My orange was pretty sweet so subbed a pinch of stevia for 1 tsp sugar. There's almost no acidity in recipe, so I added 1 Tbl rice wine vinegar. Following advice of previous reviewer, added a little cracked black pepper. Let sit a couple hours and had a great dressing for tangy mesclun and grilled chicken paillard. But I can't stand people who change a recipe beyond recognition, then rate it 5 stars because they ended up with something good. People, can't we rate the written recipe, not our experimentation?


13 Ratings

Aug 08, 2005

I liked this recipe and have added it to my box. I wanted a bit more kick so I put in an extra pinch of cayenne and cinnamon. Also, I omitted the dried orange peel because I didn't have any on hand. I served it over spinach with mandarin oranges and walnuts. Next time, though, I will use less orange juice - it was a bit much with the mandarin oranges.

Feb 16, 2010

We started Valentine's dinner with this dressing on a simple salad of spring mix greens, sliced almonds, and mandarin oranges. It was very tasty!

Jan 04, 2010

Sorry - I gave it a go despite some low reviews, but in the end I had to leave it on the table. I made it as written - the cinnamon was a real turnoff for myself and my husband, but even without it I'm not sure it would have been good on salad. Maybe better as sauce on chicken or something?

Mar 09, 2007

yuk, not a keeper or repeat dressing. This should have some oil in it to emulsify better. otherwise it is too runny.

Aug 03, 2009

My family absolutely loved this. When I get a bunch of fresh fruit that they are sort "done with," I make a big salad with this and they down it in a hurry.

Jan 15, 2009

I didnt like it so im going to try using it as a marinade


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  • Calories
  • 28 kcal
  • 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.4 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 167 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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