Fall Salad with Orange Vinaigrette Dressing


I created this post as part of a sponsored series with Socialstars and SPLENDA® Brand; all opinions are my own

In order to cut down on sugar in my family I am promoting another healthy fall recipe today: a Fall Salad with Orange Citrus Dressing.  We have some citrus trees in our front yard (orange and tangerine), and even with the little amount of rain we’re getting they’re still producing some beautiful fruit this fall.  We enjoy getting our kids involved in watering the trees, picking out those that are perfectly ripe, then peeling them and getting them ready for a salad or other dish.  It’s a great time to make or try out some fresh orange juice (or other fresh citrus juice).  A citrus dressing gives zest and flavor yet keeps a salad much lighter than most of the dressing options out there.  It’s exciting and will make your salad stand out, as most people don’t make them too often.


The fall salad has microgreens which give it a great texture and of course are extremely healthy.  The pomegranate adds more health benefits and makes each bite literally ‘pop’.  Kale is always welcome and works well with the microgreens, and the dressing brings it all together to a refreshing culmination of flavors that make it fit in with an classy dinner or as a lunch you bag up and bring to work.  For the dressing, instead of sugar I added some SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener,  which tastes amazing with the rest of the dressing’s ingredients (and no bitter aftertaste!). Want to see more tasty SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener recipe? Click here to visit  SPLENDA® website.


SPLENDA® Naturals is providing us with recipes and tips for our journey to less sugar.  In using their products we have moved away from using sugar on so many products in my household.  This is especially important for my husband (who needs to keep an eye on his sugar levels).    SPLENDA® has been so well received with all of the delicious meals we’ve been making.    They actually has something very cool going on right now called the #GoodbyeSugar30 challenge, which offers up a spa getaway prize!  It’s based on the SPLENDA® challenge to reduce your sugar intake for 30 days.


I’m sure you want to learn more as did I… here’s how to take the challenge:

  • 1. Sign up and let your friends and family know about the challenge.
  • 2. Get to know the different sugar terms on ingredients labels.
  • 3. Identify obvious sources of added sugar in your refrigerator, pantry or on your next trip to the supermarket.
  • 4. Watch for places where you have total control over removing added sugar from your foods and drinks.
  • Take a moment to ask yourself if you miss any of the added sugar you are cutting out.

So don’t forget to join the Splenda #GoodbyeSugar30 challenge for a chance to win a spa getaway! A spa getaway sounds soooo nice right now, I could really use it. Think SugarSay SPLENDA®, Use SPLENDA®. So here’s my Fall Salad with Orange Vinaigrette Dressing recipe .

Orange Vinaigrette Dressing
Servings: 4
Author: Posh Journal
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard yellow mustard is okay too!
  • teaspoon Optional : 1/4 Turmeric Powder
  • Black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons grape seed oil/olive oil
  • <span></span>1/2 sachet Splenda Stevia
  • For Salad : Build Your Own
  • Fresh Curly Kale chopped
  • Fresh Pomegranate Seeds
  • Fresh Mixed Micro-greens I purchased from Traders Joe
  • Fresh Broccoli Sprouts
  • Cooked Wild Rice or other whole grains of your choice
  • Leaves Fresh Mint
  • Leaves Fresh Basil
  • Fresh Red Cabbage shredded
  • Fresh Green Grapes halves
  1. Mix all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir well
  2. To serve salad :
  3. Arrange all fresh salad ingredients in the salad bowl/plate
  4. For this salad I am keeping quantities and ratios very loose! More of one ingredient that another won't help or hurt. The Combination of these ingredients is amazing but add/remove to your liking

 fall-salad-orange-vinaigrette-dressing. LOW CARB DRESSING WITH STEVIA

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  • Reply
    Jacqui S
    Oct 27, 2016 at 5:23 am

    This just sounds delicious! I’m getting back into eating healthier with my weight loss plan and splenda is a great way for me to still enjoy my sweets! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Paula Schuck
    Oct 27, 2016 at 8:03 am

    That sounds so fresh and wonderful. I love a salad that takes a break from the standard. Yummo!

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    Oct 27, 2016 at 8:22 am

    That sounds like a wonderful crisp delightful salad. It looks delicious and I’m always looking for a different taste and salad since I’m trying to eat healthier. Cannot wait to try this.

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    Jennifer L Johnson
    Oct 27, 2016 at 11:40 am

    This sounds like a great salad for lunch!!! I need to try making a vinaigrette they always sound so good!

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    Anita Anderson
    Oct 27, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    I love a good salad especially one that is colorful as this one. It catches your eyes and is healthy for you.

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    Oct 27, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    That looks like a delicious fruit salad to try out. I am certain I would enjoy it as a light lunch mid day!

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    Oct 27, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    That Orange Vinaigrette Dressing looks yummy!! I bet this would taste great on a lot of different fall salads!! YUM!!

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    Liz Mays
    Oct 27, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Now this would be a delicious salad. I’m excited to try that dressing out. It sounds light and flavorful!

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    Rebecca Swenor
    Oct 27, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    This fall salad orange vinaigrette dressing sounds interesting indeed. My family would probably love it but I don’t eat dressings. I will have to make this dressing for them. Thanks for sharing recipe.

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    Oct 28, 2016 at 7:38 am

    This looks delicious! The dressing sound slight and fabulous. Perfect for a nice Fall salad with lots of flavour!

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    Seattle Travel Blogger
    Oct 28, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    This is a well-written recipe. It looks very comprehensive and directive.

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    Shannon Graham
    Oct 28, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    This is an absolutely gorgeous salad. That dressing sounds divine!

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    Terri Ramsey Beavers
    Oct 29, 2016 at 10:24 am

    This is one of the prettiest salads I’ve ever seen. I’ve got almost all of the ingredients, will get the others and try it.

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    Emma Spellman
    Oct 29, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    I have never thought of an orange dressing. This looks so good and now it is all I can think about.

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    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Omg can we say yum?!?! Everything about this salad looks absolutely delicious!!!

  • Reply
    Oct 31, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Oh, yum! Your photos and recipes are just STUNNING! Great job!

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    Nov 1, 2016 at 11:30 am

    i love a fruit salad, especially with a vinaigrette dressing. your pics are gorgeous!

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