Ginger Citrus Salad Dressing

A savory blend of ginger, cilantro, and scallion combined with peanut oil and citrus fruits to create a classic Asian salad dressing or marinade.


  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) white wine vinegar
  • 1 orange, peeled, halved
  • 1 lemon, peeled, halved
  • 1 lime, peeled, halved
  • 1 scallion, halved or 1 Tablespoon chopped
  • 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
  • 1/2-inch x 1/2 inch (13 cm x 13 cm other) piece fresh ginger root or 1 teaspoon Ginger Paste (See Recipe)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) peanut oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup (15 g) fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro


  1. Place vinegar, orange, lemon, lime, onion, mustard, fresh ginger, and salt into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 30 seconds.
  5. Remove the lid plug and slowly add oils in a thin stream through the lid plug opening until emulsified.
  6. Reduce speed to Variable 4 and add parsley and cilantro.
  7. Blend for 1 minute until smooth.

Multi-purpose sauce that can be sued as a salad dressing or marinade.

This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.