Fresh Citrus “Vinaigrette”

Cuisinart original

Fresh orange and lemon juices replace the vinegar in this refreshing dressing. Try it on greens, or use it to create a salad with cooked rice (try a mixture of brown and wild rices), diced vegetables and chopped toasted nuts.


Makes 7/8 cup.


  • 1 teaspoon orange zest, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 6 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons “light” olive oil

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (1 tablespoon): Calories 56 (91% from fat) • carb. 1g • pro. 0g fat 6g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 0mg • sod. 29mg calc. 3mg • Vit. C 5mg (8% DV) • fibe 0g


  1. Place the zest, thyme, orange juice, lemon juice, and mustard in the work bowl of a Cuisinart® Mini-Prep® Food Processor. Process on Chop until blended, 10 seconds. With the machine running, add the oil through one of the small holes in the top. Process until completely emulsified. Place the zest, thyme, orange juice, lemon juice, mustard, and salt in a small bowl. Whisk to blend. After mixture is blended, continue whisking and add the oil in a slow steady stream – continue whisking until the mixture is emulsified.