the perfect salad! A Cranberry Orange Salad with Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Cranberry Orange Salad with Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette

‘Tis the season for bouncing back from the crazy holiday bingeing! My sweet tooth is pretty serious, so the holiday season makes me, Rebecca, really wish that I could just eat dessert for dinner. But we all know that we can’t live on cookies alone, so this Cranberry Orange Salad with Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette will be just what you’ve been looking for!

Throw on some fruit (in this case oranges and cranberries) to make that spinach as merry as the holidays were. Add a delicious, healthy, homemade vinaigrette to really make those mixed greens bright. And I’m not even kidding, this dressing is ridiculously good.

It’s a little bit sweet with just the right amount of tang to set off the fruitiness. And adding the yogurt gives the perfect amount of creaminess—it’s not thick, but has a bit more substance than your standard vinaigrette. You can also sub in a dairy-free yogurt to make it allergen friendly! It’s also incredibly easy…

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Just throw it all of the dressing ingredients in a blender, blitz for a few seconds, and you have a creamy, citrus dressing that will keep in your fridge for at least a week. Keep a big box of mixed greens in your fridge, peel an orange (you could totally go with canned mandarin oranges), have a few sliced almonds and dried cranberries handy, and you are set with healthy lunches and sides for days! Simple enough to whip up any day, but pretty enough to plan for a dinner party.

So tell me, what are your healthy holiday go-to recipes?  I really hope this Creamy Orange & Cranberry Salad makes it on your menu this year!

Cranberry Orange Salad with Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette

      Ingredients

      • 1/4 cup olive oil
      • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
      • 3 tablespoons orange juice
      • The zest of half of a medium orange (about 1 tsp)
      • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
      • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
      • 1 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard
      • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
      • 1/4 teaspoon salt
      • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
      • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
      • mixed greens
      • 1 medium navel orange, peeled and sliced thin
      • dried cranberries
      • sliced almonds

      Instructions

      • Combine the oil, vinegar, juices, orange zest, Dijon, and seasoning in a blender jar. Blend on high for about 30 seconds.
      • Arrange the mixed greens on salad plates and arrange orange slices on top. Sprinkle with the dried cranberries and sliced almonds, then drizzle the salad dressing over each plate.
      • Any leftover salad dressing can be store in a jar in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.

      Don’t forget to share your salad creations with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves, we love seeing all of your creations! And if you’re looking for more quick and delicious recipes you can find them all right here with a few cocktails to go along with them!

      This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share some commission using Shopstyle, Reward Style, and/or Amazon Associates.

      Rebecca of Good Things Baking Co

      rebecca of good things baking co for sugar & cloth

      By day she’s a crime-fighting, baby wrangling super mom, and by night (and nap-times) she uses her experience cooking for 9 siblings and passion for cookbooks to create the beautiful recipes and photos behind Good Things Baking Co.

      Read more from Rebecca of Good Things Baking Co

      the perfect salad! A Cranberry Orange Salad with Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

      Cranberry Orange Salad with Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette

      ‘Tis the season for bouncing back from the crazy holiday bingeing! My sweet tooth is pretty serious, so the holiday season makes me, Rebecca, really wish that I could just eat dessert for dinner. But we all know that we can’t live on cookies alone, so this Cranberry Orange Salad with Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette will be just what you’ve been looking for!

      Throw on some fruit (in this case oranges and cranberries) to make that spinach as merry as the holidays were. Add a delicious, healthy, homemade vinaigrette to really make those mixed greens bright. And I’m not even kidding, this dressing is ridiculously good.

      It’s a little bit sweet with just the right amount of tang to set off the fruitiness. And adding the yogurt gives the perfect amount of creaminess—it’s not thick, but has a bit more substance than your standard vinaigrette. You can also sub in a dairy-free yogurt to make it allergen friendly! It’s also incredibly easy…

      MY LATEST VIDEOS

      getting post-holiday ready - a little drizzle on top! A Cranberry Orange Salad with Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth cranberries and walnuts oh my! A Cranberry Orange Salad with Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth A Cranberry Orange Salad with Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth fresh A Cranberry Orange Salad with Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

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      Just throw it all of the dressing ingredients in a blender, blitz for a few seconds, and you have a creamy, citrus dressing that will keep in your fridge for at least a week. Keep a big box of mixed greens in your fridge, peel an orange (you could totally go with canned mandarin oranges), have a few sliced almonds and dried cranberries handy, and you are set with healthy lunches and sides for days! Simple enough to whip up any day, but pretty enough to plan for a dinner party.

      So tell me, what are your healthy holiday go-to recipes?  I really hope this Creamy Orange & Cranberry Salad makes it on your menu this year!

      Cranberry Orange Salad with Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette

          Ingredients

          • 1/4 cup olive oil
          • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
          • 3 tablespoons orange juice
          • The zest of half of a medium orange (about 1 tsp)
          • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
          • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
          • 1 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard
          • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
          • 1/4 teaspoon salt
          • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
          • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
          • mixed greens
          • 1 medium navel orange, peeled and sliced thin
          • dried cranberries
          • sliced almonds

          Instructions

          • Combine the oil, vinegar, juices, orange zest, Dijon, and seasoning in a blender jar. Blend on high for about 30 seconds.
          • Arrange the mixed greens on salad plates and arrange orange slices on top. Sprinkle with the dried cranberries and sliced almonds, then drizzle the salad dressing over each plate.
          • Any leftover salad dressing can be store in a jar in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.

          Don’t forget to share your salad creations with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves, we love seeing all of your creations! And if you’re looking for more quick and delicious recipes you can find them all right here with a few cocktails to go along with them!

          This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share some commission using Shopstyle, Reward Style, and/or Amazon Associates.

          Rebecca of Good Things Baking Co

          rebecca of good things baking co for sugar & cloth

          By day she’s a crime-fighting, baby wrangling super mom, and by night (and nap-times) she uses her experience cooking for 9 siblings and passion for cookbooks to create the beautiful recipes and photos behind Good Things Baking Co.

          Read more from Rebecca of Good Things Baking Co

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