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Recipe: Orange basil vinaigrette

Serves 8

Medically reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

Dietitian Tip

Vinaigrettes are blends of oil and vinegar. This version uses extra-virgin olive oil and white wine vinegar.


  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil or 1 tablespoon fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil


In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice and cornstarch. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil for about 1 minute. Pour into a bowl or jar and refrigerate until cold.

When the orange juice mixture is well-chilled, add the vinegar, mustard, basil and olive oil. Whisk until well-blended. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until needed.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving SizeAbout 1/3 cup
Carbohydrate8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Fiber0 g
Protein1 g
Sodium31 mg
Monounsaturated Fat1 g
Saturated FatTrace
Total Fat1 g

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