Sunny Citrus Salad Dressing

Prep: 10 minutes Chill: 10 minutes

Serves:Makes 1 1/2 cups

By Eileen VanTassel
Mary says: The product used in the recipe, Instant Clear Jel, was new to me. I have researched it, consulted with Jeff Novick RD about the product, ordered it, and used it and it works well to thicken dressings and sauces that are not going to be heated. Regular Clear Jel can be used to thicken sauces, gravy and puddings that are going to be cooked.


  • 1 1/2 large lemons or two small ones
  • 1 large orange
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp evaporated cane juice sugar or Stevia to taste
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Instant Clear Jel


Juice the lemons and orange. This should make 1 1/4 cups juice. Place in a blender jar and add the rest of ingredients except Instant Clear Jel. Blend briefly, and while blender is running add the Instant Clear Jel. Dressing will thicken slightly in the refrigerator. If a thicker dressing is desired, add another teaspoon of the Instant Clear Jel.

Hints: Instant Clear Jel is a modified corn starch and is used to thicken uncooked products. It is great for making salad dressings, and fresh fruit sauces. Strawberry sauce is especially good made this way. Blend a few strawberries in a blender, add a little sweetener and the Instant Clear Jel while blender is running, then pour the sauce over sliced strawberries. The regular Clear Jel works for cooked items, and is better than cornstarch as it stays smooth and silky even when chilled.

Instant Clear Jel can be purchased in some natural food stores, and online. Google Instant Clear Jel for more information.