Orange Basil Salad Dressing
This salad dressing has such a great flavor. It is a knock off of my favorite house dressing from a cute lodge up in Jacob Lake, AZ.
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • chopped romaine
  • grape tomatoes
  • shredded carrots
  • sliced cucumbers
  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend till smooth. Store in the refrigerator.
  2. Serve over chopped romaine and whatever toppings you have or like. I used tomatoes, shredded carrots and cucumbers. Feel free to add or change what you put on the salad.
This dressing is not thick. Kind of a watery consistency. I used fresh lemon juice and fresh orange juice. Jacob Lake uses orange juice from concentrate. Either is fine. Make sure you use canola oil. Other oils are too strong. Canola oil lets the other flavors shine. Also, don't be afraid of the cider vinegar. It's what gives this dressing bite!
Recipe by Baked in AZ at