Featured Recipe: Orange Vinaigrette Dressing

While preparing this week’s meal plan, Celia stumbled upon this DELISH dressing. As most of you probably know, it can be very difficult to find a store-bought salad dressing that is not full of additives, sugar, or soy. What many don’t realize is that yummy homemade dressings are just a few ingredients away and easy to prepare! This one is simple, flavorful, and 100% Dr. Brown approved! We used it as the compliment for an amazing grilled chicken dish, but it would be perfect for your favorite summer salad as well.

Look how even this “natural” brand has some undesirable ingredients in it to make it shelf stable.

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Or even worse a highly processed product like this one which is filled with Dr. Brown No-no’s…



Water, Soybean Oil, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Vinegars (Red Wine, Distilled), Orange Juice Concentrate, SaltCorn SyrupTeriyaki Sauce (Water, WheatSoybeans, Vinegar, Salt, Wine, Sugar, Spices, Succinic Acid, Dried OnionSodium Benzoate used to protect quality), Sugar, Ginger Puree, Spices, Xanthan Gum, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate and Calcium Disodium EDTA Used to Protect Quality, Ascorbic Acid.

Ditch the store-bought and stick with this easy homemade version!!


  • Juice of 2 mandarin oranges
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 T red wine vinegar
  • ½ t sea salt
  • ½ t pepper


Step 1: Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and stir.


Voila! Delicious, healthy homemade dressing in a cinch.

Hope you enjoy!


Kristen Barkley
Kristen Barkley
Kristen is a happily married mom to four beautiful and active children and is the co-founder of Marpé Wellness. She has a BBA in Marketing from the University of Houston and completed extensive coursework in the areas of nutrition and fitness. She is excited to be putting her education to use in an industry that she is passionate about where she can help others live a healthier and happier life.

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