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Healthy fresh Citrus Vinaigrette with orange and lime juice is an easy to make, outstanding homemade dressing perfect for any coleslaw or salad.

Freshly squeezed juice, olive oil, garlic and spices are blended together in this creamy vegan dressing. It is the perfect vinaigrette for a fresh Mexican coleslaw which tastes great next to some homemade tacos!

blended homemade vinaigrette in front of shredded cabbage

Oh boy, this was a mighty tasty salad dressing.  Well, coleslaw vinaigrette, to be exact.

This recipe came about simply because I had a bunch of shredded vegetables and I needed a dressing. I used only what I had on hand in my refrigerator and pantry and am happy to say that it turned out fantastic.

Homemade salad dressing:

There is nothing quite like a fresh, homemade vinaigrette. Almost every store bought salad dressing has some kind of preservative in it. Plus, I never think they taste as good as something you can make at home.

Because this recipe is made by tossing all of the ingredients in a blender, it is ridiculously easy to make. Unlike hand whisked salad dressings that require you to emulsify the base before adding a thin stream of oil to ensure everything gets mixed properly, the blender creates a vinaigrette that won’t separate!

Vinaigrette ingredients:

  • equal amounts of freshly squeezed lime juice and orange juice
  • ground cumin and chili powder
  • salt to counter balance the acid from the citrus
  • fresh garlic
  • olive oil

Citrus Cumin Vinaigrette

Prep5 minutes
Total5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Healthy fresh Citrus Vinaigrette with orange and lime juice is an easy to make, outstanding homemade dressing perfect for any coleslaw or salad.



  • 1/4 cup lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt more if needed
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  • To make dressing, combine all ingredients in blender and process until smooth.


Dressing should be stored in refrigerator. If it separates after storage, give it a good shake or stir prior to serving.
Toss with your favorite greens to make a light and healthy salad or coleslaw.
Amount of salt, cumin and chili powder can be varied based on preference.


Calories: 169kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 38mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 45IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Did you make this? Leave me a comment below

This post was originally published in April 2015 and has recently been updated for your reading pleasure.

This fresh and healthy Citrus Cumin Vinaigrette takes only minutes to make and is an outstanding dressing to any Mexican coleslaw or salad.

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  1. 5 stars
    I always had my coleslaw plain or just with olive oil. Now I am equipped with one more recipe to make my coleslaw taste even better.
    Citrus is on e of my favorite fruits. Am i allowed to put as much as I want?

      1. 5 stars
        I totally loved it and it tasted as good as I imagined. I think i went overboard with the oranges. But it was amazing anyway.

  2. This looks great Krissy! I think my family is pretty bored with my salad dressings at this point so I was looking for a change of pace one. Thanks