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Mandarin Orange Creamy Dressing

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This mandarin orange creamy dressing is easy to make and tastes great. An oldie but goodie family recipe. Everyday creamy goodness on a salad.

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mandarin orange creamy dressing
mandarin orange creamy salad dressing
My grandmother used to make this Creamy Mandarin Orange Salad Dressing for me when I was young.

Old Family Salad Dressing Recipe

So, this recipe has been around for a long while. She has passed away many years ago, and when I make this recipe, it takes me back to sitting at her kitchen table with her. Grandmother recipes always seem to taste better when they made it. I can only hope someday that my family will think of me fondly when they make one of my recipes.

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Mandarin Oranges in a Bowl
Mandarin Oranges in a Bowl

This mandarin orange salad dressing is creamy, with a hint of fresh orange fruit at the same time. The juice from the canned mandarins is what gives it the fruity and sweet flavor. No need for sugar on this one, the sweetness is already there.It stores very well in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks in a covered container.

When making your salad, use the ingredients that you like the best.  If you like it salty or with pepper, go ahead and add that. While I don’t feel that sugar is needed, you may prefer to add a bit of sugar. If you prefer the dressing thicker or thinner, adjust the amount of milk you add to the recipe.

Recipe note: You could also add the mandarin oranges from the can too. They are a great addition to a salad.

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Mandarin Orange Creamy Dressing

This mandarin orange creamy dressing is creamy, but fruity at the same time. The juice from the canned mandarins is what gives it the fruity and sweet flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad, Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dressing, fresh, recipe, salad
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 171kcal


  • 2 cups Miracle Whip dressing
  • 1 cup Mandarin Orange Juice This is obtained by draining the juice from mandarin oranges in a can.
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. lemon
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch pepper
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  • In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together with a whisk until smooth.
  • Store the salad dressing in a jar for up to 5 days or use right away.

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Recipe Variation:

The juice of a pineapple could be used to get the same result and a slightly different fruity taste. Enjoy!


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 1032mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 519IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 1mg
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