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Creamy Orange Salad Dressing

This dressing is so incredibly simple, and it is creamy yet fresh and bright. Our girls really enjoy it - and I enjoy when they eat their greens a little more enthusiastically! Makes the 5-10 minutes of prep completely worthwhile!
Course Salad, salad dressings
Servings 1 cup


  • 1/2 cup soaked cashews see note
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2-3 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tsp water (if needed to thin)


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender. Puree until smooth. Taste, and adjust with additional seasonings as desired. For a thinner texture, add a couple teaspoons of water and puree again. Drizzle on salad, or transfer to an airtight jar and refrigerate for up to 5-6 days.

Recipe Notes

  • Cashews Note: I soak cashews in advance, in batches, as they take about 4 hours to soak through. But, once you have a large batch soaked, you can store them in the fridge - or better - the freezer. They can be used straight from the freezer in recipes!
  • Ideas: For adults, try this dressing massaged into a kale salad with avocado, mandarin segments, sliced green onions, and cubed avocado. Also, drizzle it over cooked quinoa or add a little fresh ginger and toss into rice noodles.