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Creamy Dairy-Free Orange Sauce

creamy non-dairy orange sauce in a ceramic bowl on an orange cloth with a silver spoon

I dribble this sauce over asparagus. It also works well to dress up any type of potato.

The key to this recipe is orange zest, an ingredient I used to avoid for lack of a zester. I thought making orange zest was tedious and impossible, a task left to professional chefs. Then I bought a $2 orange zester at Ikea, and my fear of zesting vanished. If you don’t own a zester, you can use a cheese grater with teensy holes.

If you’d prefer a smoother sauce, make it in a blender or food processor.

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Creamy Dairy-Free Orange Sauce

By Springhouse Turtle Serves: many
Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes

This dairy-free orange sauce is sweet and savory. Use it to dress up vegetables like asparagus and sweet potatoes.


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free yogurt
  • Zest of two oranges
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of pepper



Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl or a blender (for a smoother sauce).


Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the flavors to blend.


Serve cold or at room temperature.

A $2 zester makes it simple to zest a orange. This recipe requires the zest of two oranges.

orange zest in a glass bowl next to a zested orange

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