Is there anyone who's not enamored with Blood Oranges? I mean they're just like oranges but red inside. Well, mine was half red and half orange, which just makes me even happier. I have a few more to surprise myself with later. It's nice to get something out of the norm, just open your fruit and stare at it for a good while because it's so out of the ordinary and just not what you expected. These oranges aren't even hybrid, they're just a variety of orange, called Moro Oranges, that have extra pigment and are originally from Sicily. I looked it up because I was sure there was some kind of intervening taking place to make them this red. Nope, just nature doing what it does best and surprising everyone.
I decided to make salad dressing out of one of my oranges. I read a few recipes and some said it took 3-4 oranges to get 3/4 cup of juice. I only needed one to get that much juice, but you can easily modify this recipe to match up with the amount of juice you get from your orange. Making salad dressing is one of those things that's definitely not an exact science. It's really more of a basic 1 to 1/2 or 3/4 ratio of oil to astringent, then some herbs and aromatics. Astringents being things like citrus juice and vinegar. So, if you want to make your own vinaigrette at home, just remember it's super simple. Get your favorite flavors together and see what you can create. Or you can just follow my exact recipe for Blood Orange Dressing. :)
- Mix all ingredients in a high speed blender until well emulsified.