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Spicy Sweet Pumpkin Orange Vinaigrette

Kick your salad up a notch by adding this delicious dressing! This dressing combines the sweetness of pumpkin butter and orange juice with the tangy flavor of mustard. It also has a spicy kick from jalapenos if you choose to add it. It’s a dressing that will liven up any salad and enlighten your taste buds!

The greens featured in this photo come from local Feeding Crane Farms, an urban farm in Sacramento.

Spicy Sweet Pumpkin Orange Vinaigrette Recipe


  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons pumpkin butter
  • 1 Tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • Juice from 1/2 and orange, plus zest from orange peel
  • 1/2 jalapeño, diced (optional)
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


In a small bowl, whisk together pumpkin butter, mustard, orange juice and jalapeño (if using) until well blended. Slowly add the olive oil, whisking constantly as your pour, until dressing is thick and well blended. Add salt and pepper to taste and whisk again.

Serve with salad.


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