Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Today marks day three on a big boat surrounded by enthusiastic people just wanting a little summer sun. Leaving twenty-degree weather behind for a sunny forecast was not hard to do by any means. Now it was hard this last week venturing into my local target with Uggs on to do some swimsuit shopping. No ONE and I mean no ONE wants to shop for swimsuits in the wintertime. If you do then more power to you.

During my travels to board the ship I fell in LOVE with the book It Was Me All Along. I don’t want to give away too many details because I truly want you to read this book and get immersed into it as I did.

As a young girl growing up with the “big boned mentality” I too struggled with myself and being truly happy. Food has always been a favorite of mine but I no longer find that I need to eat it to find comfort. I eat because I’m hungry and not because I’m bored.

Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Food is food.

I enjoy putting recipes together and it makes it better knowing that these recipes will also feed my family. It’s about creating dishes that can air on the healthy side and then have some that will be comforting food that we all crave now and then.

I don’t know about you but I could never give up pasta, pizza, hamburgers, steaks, ice cream, cookies and etc. I just couldn’t.

Today’s recipe is about my love for salads. Yes, I crave and eat unhealthy foods but I do love a good salad. The toppings are endless and so are the dressings. I have a new love for blood oranges and wanted to incorporate them into this blood orange vinaigrette dressing.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Blood Orange Vinaigrette


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • juice from one blood orange
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • pinch of salt and pepper


Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake up.

*This Vinaigrette is purposely broken up and it is recommended that you shake 10 to 15 seconds before pouring.

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13 comments on “Blood Orange Vinaigrette”

  1. This is a beautiful vinaigrette! I’ve been stalking my local grocery stores for blood oranges, but no sign of them yet 🙁

    I hope you’re having a wonderful sunny time on the cruise!!

  2. I’ve never even had a blood orange. Must try

  3. look at that gorgous two-toned dressing!

  4. This stuff is so good I could just down it like a tonic — those colors are magical!

  5. I love making my own salad dressing, but have never tried with blood oranges before. Now that they are in season, I am going to have to try this!

  6. I’m a big fan of blood oranges, and this looks like a wonderful way to use them!

  7. Oh love the idea of a blood orange dressing! Hope your having a blast on your cruise!

  8. Cruisin’ Lady. Awesome! As is this delightful vinaigrette! I love the dual

  9. How dandy is this!! And that color!! Have a blast on the trip!!

  10. Love blood oranges! Great idea to use them in a vinaigrette!

  11. I was looking for a way to use blood oranges other than in desserts and found this. It was wonderful and such beautiful colors!

  12. Thanks for the recipe! Excited to try it. Could you clarify the amount needed for the red wine vinegar?

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