Monday, October 17, 2011

Orange Vinaigrette from The Tasty Cheapskate

Orange Vinaigrette over Romaine lettuce with orange slices and fresh mozzarella
It is time for my favorite foodie event, the Secret Recipe Club! The idea of it is you are assigned a fellow food blogger each month, it is kept a secret of course, and you go to their food blog and pick a recipe (or more) to make. On the assigned date, everyone posts their creations and you go and visit and see all the goodies that were made. Sort of like a secret Santa, right?

My host who is organizing my group is Tina from Moms Crazy Cooking. Thank you Tina for hosting!

My assignment for this month was The Tasty Cheapskate where Jeanie blogs about frugal food recipes. While I was sorely tempted to make her recipe for Chocolate Chip Brownies, I decided to go with a delicious citrus vinaigrette instead. (I'm still making the brownies, though!)

 Here is Jeanie's recipe:

Orange Vinaigrette
Makes several servings

1/2 C sugar
1/3 C orange juice
1/2 C rice wine vinegar
1 C canola oil (olive would work too, but will add a distinct taste to your dressing; I liked the canola because it didn't get in the way of the orange)
2 Tbsp dry Italian dressing

1. Shake it up in a glass jar and let it stand for 30 minutes.

While I would have liked to add a few more veggies to my salad, I was out of stock so I kept it simple. The flavors in the vinaigrette are delicious and refreshing. Thank you Jeanie for a great recipe and a great alternative to the same ol' ranch dressing for this salad eater!

Source: Recipe from The Tasty Cheapskate


  1. That sounds delicious and your orange slices look delectable! I made P.F. Chang's Lettuce Wraps for Secret Recipe Club.

  2. I love the use of rice wine vinegar with this dressing - sounds exotic :)

  3. I love love love citrus vinaigrettes so this looks amazing!!

  4. sounds delicious, look really nice! gloria

  5. This dressing sounds nice and fresh and light.

  6. I adore the flavors of citrus and red wine vinegar together. Great SRC pick! Hope you'll stop by and see my reveal.


  7. This is a great Orange Vinargrette, it looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing and it is fun cooking with you in the SRC!
    Miz Helen
    Southwest Chicken and Potato Soup

  8. Looks very good, pretty picture of your salad. andi

  9. This seems like such a great vinaigrette to use on different things!

    I am in Group C so be sure to check out my blog when it's our turn!

  10. I have never seen a salad quite like this, it looks so refreshing! :-)

    Thanks for being a part of GROUP B: come by and see my frozen breakfast burritos from today's SRC Post.

  11. I'm desperately trying to increase my repertoire of salad dressings, can't wait to try this out!

  12. That sounds like a great salad dressing. I bet it would be fabulous as a marinade for chicken or fish, too. YUM!

  13. The dressing looks bright and fresh! Perfect for when you want a tropical feel during the cold months ahead.

  14. Sounds and looks so fresh and delicious.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC recipe this month: Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  15. Yum! Looks great! Fun to participate in SRC with you!

  16. This looks really fresh and delicious.

  17. What a beautiful, light and delicious salad! I've been enjoying a lot of salads lately, and look forward to making this dressing.


  18. This is such a perfect dressing!

  19. I am always looming for a new dressing. The citrus is a perfect way to add an interesting zip while keeping it light.

  20. Wow! These are some amazing recipes. I can't believe I have not been to your blog before. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower. Would love you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home


    P.S. I have a linky every Monday would love you to stop by Monday and link up.

  21. sounds delightful! i didn't have the energy to participate this month, but i'm in for feb!