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Asian Citrus Vinaigrette - A delicious vinaigrette that can be used just as well as as a marinade or stir-fry sauce! You'll want a bottle of this in your refrigerator at all times!

The Easter Bunny was very good to our seven-year-old yesterday, and we now have enough candy in our house to get us through to Halloween! But the thing is, (luckily) our daughter doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth at all, and she’s FAR more interested in sorting and organizing her stash into different piles than actually eating all the candy! So – that leaves it for Jack and me to eat (not such a good thing)!

After eating just a little too much Easter candy yesterday – we’ll be enjoying some healthier fare this week, and our Asian Citrus Vinaigrette is the perfect, flavorful dressing to put on a salad!

Each ingredient that goes into this Asian citrus vinaigrette packs a ton of flavor – and it’s a wonderful combination of orange juice, lime juice, soy sauce, agave nectar, chili paste, fresh garlic and ginger – plus a mix of sesame and grapeseed or canola oils. It takes just minutes to make this wonderful Asian citrus vinaigrette – and this also can be used as a terrific marinade or stir-fry sauce for chicken, beef or pork! In fact, this vinaigrette is so versatile, you’ll want a bottle of this in your refrigerator at all times!

And – check out this delicious Asian Chicken Salad that we made using this delicious Asian citrus vinaigrette!

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Asian Citrus Vinaigrette - A Family Feast

Asian Citrus Vinaigrette

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup


Diluting the sesame oil with canola or grapeseed oil in this vinaigrette makes this recipe much more versatile. Using only sesame would limit the amount of recipes that this could be used in, however feel free to use all sesame if that is the flavor profile you are looking for. Also, try to use a good quality soy sauce (first ingredient listed on the label is soy and not water or salt).


  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
  • ¼ teaspoon chili paste or Sriracha (add more or less depending on how spicy you like it)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • ¼ cup mixed sesame oil and grapeseed oil or canola oil


  1. In a blender or small food processor, puree all ingredients except oils until combined. Slowly add oils with blender running until all of the oil has been added.
  2. Use as a dressing over salad, as a marinade for chicken or pork or as a stir fry sauce with a little corn starch added.

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  • Chris wrote:

    My go to Asian dressing! I could drink it, it’s so good! I tweak it here and there like no honey or agave and I use more ginger, garlic and garlic sriracha. It’s always delicious, I’ve made it about ten times. 🤗
    Thank you

    • Martha wrote:

      Great ideas Chris! So glad you enjoy the recipe!

  • Sandy wrote:

    How long does this keep?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Sandy – With the fresh citrus, it should be good for about a week in the refrigerator.

  • Amanda Priano wrote:

    How much sesame oil do you mix in?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Amanda – It can be a mix of the oils based on your taste preferences – I’d suggest no more than 1/8 of a cup.

  • John S wrote:

    Super awesome – great balance, nice heat. Have used this dressing a number of times. Thanks for sharing!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks John – glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  • Ciera wrote:

    This was delicious! I poured it over some fresh wild opah with quinoa and blacked broccoli. yum! All of that ginger made it too spicy for my kids but I LOVED it! Thanx for the great recipe!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Ciera! We’re glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  • Hannah wrote:

    Exactly what I was looking for – thanks! Poured it over a jicima apple salad 🙂 Thanks!

    • Martha wrote:

      We’re glad you liked the recipe Hannah! Sounds like a great salad!

  • Mary wrote:

    Do you happen to know the calorie content of this recipe? It looks amazing!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Mary! I haven’t calculated the calories it myself, but there are a number of online tools that you can use. I’m a fan of My Fitness Pal for calculating nutritional information.

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen wrote:

    Lovely dressing recipe, Martha! It’s perfect for spring or anytime. Thank you for sharing!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thank you Stacy!!

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