• Low Cal


  • no-preservatives


  • fresh-ingredients


  • gluten-free


  • no-sugar-added


*Allergen info: We do not use peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, milk, soy, fish, shellfish, or eggs in our production equipment.

Big Mama

Meet Big Mama

Big Mama, a name synonymous with delicious home cooking and vibrant flavors, has spent over four decades cultivating a garden paradise in her Miami, Florida backyard. Nestled amongst orange, lemon, lime, and a bounty of other citrus trees, fragrant herbs flourish alongside nutrient-rich greens. Big Mama's passion for fresh, wholesome ingredients isn't just about aesthetics – it's the foundation for her most beloved creation: Big Mama's Calamondin Vinaigrette.

Frustrated with store-bought dressings packed with sugar and preservatives, Big Mama embarked on a quest for a healthier option. The result? A delicious, gluten-free, and vegan dressing bursting with the vibrancy of her garden. Free from cholesterol and added sugar, this "liquid gold" – as Big Mama affectionately calls it – has been a family favorite for over 40 years. Now, she's sharing her legacy with the world.

Big Mama's Calamondin Vinaigrette is a testament to her dedication to family, flavor, and the earth. It's a culmination of a remarkable journey, one that earned her the cherished title of "Big Mama" – a symbol of love, warmth, and, of course, exquisite taste.

Big Mama's Backyard Garden proudly donates 1% of our profits to The Garden Club of America, whose mission is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening.

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Big Mama's Calamondin Vinaigrette

Big Mama's Calamondin Vinaigrette

Regular price $21.99 USD
Regular price $24.99 USD Sale price $21.99 USD
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Your boring salad days are over.

  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 20 Calories per Serving
  • No Added Sugar
  • No Preservatives
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • Dairy-Free

Made with fresh ingredients grown in Big Mama's Miami, Florida backyard garden.

ALLERGEN-FREE: We do not use peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, milk, soy, fish, shellfish, and eggs in our production equipment.

INGREDIENTS: Canola Oil, Garlic Chives, Calamondin Juice, Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic, Dijon Mustard (Water, Mustard Seeds, Distilled Vinegar, White Wine, Salt, Citric Acid), Lemon Juice, Lemon Rind, Calamondin Rind, Orange Juice, Salt, Pepper.

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Find Big Mama’s near you

Milam's Market Pinecrest >

11701 S Dixie Hwy, Pinecrest, FL 33156, United States

Mon-Sun: 7:00 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Milam's Market Coconut Grove >

2969 SW 32nd Ave, Miami, FL 33133, United States

Mon-Sun: 7:00 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Milam's Market Coral Gables >

Red Bird Shopping Center

5767 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155, United States

Mon-Sun: 7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Wayside Market in Pinecrest >

10070 SW 57th Ave, Pinecrest, FL 33156, United States

Mon-Sun: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Milam's Market Douglas Metrorail >

3050 SW 37th Ave, Miami, FL 33146, United States

Mon-Sun: 7:00 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Eat Florida Seafood >

612 Portia Cir, Key Largo, FL 33037, United States

Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Sat-Sun: 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sandal Factory Key Largo >

102411 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037, United States

Mon-Sun: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sandal Factory Key Largo >

99450 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037, United States

Mon-Sun: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sandal Factory Islamorada >

82790 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036, United States

Mon-Sun: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sandal Factory Islamorada >

81917 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036, United States

Mon-Sun: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Maria Petit Food Boutique >

227 E Lake Ave, Auburndale, FL 33823

Wed-Fri: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Belladukes >

Streetside, 155 E Boca Raton Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33432, United States

Mon-Sun: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Calamondin: A Tiny Taste Sensation

Calamondin is a citrus gem – a small, round fruit with a big flavor punch! This Southeast Asian native thrives right here in Miami, Florida, and is a close relative of both the mandarin orange and the kumquat. Calamondin is also referred to as Calamansi, which is the Philippine English spelling of Tagalog kalamansi.

A Flavor Adventure

Calamondins offer a unique taste bud experience. Imagine a burst of tart citrus like a lime, perfectly balanced with the sweetness of a mandarin orange. The rind is also edible, boasting a delightful sugary taste.

Calamondins in the Kitchen

Calamondins are incredibly versatile. Their bright, tangy juice is a favorite ingredient in jams, pies, and cocktails. Big Mama even has a signature Vodka Calamondin Juice cocktail you won't want to miss!

Big Mama's Calamondin Vinaigrette

We love using calamondins in our kitchen! The tartness of the juice adds a delightful zip to our homemade salad dressing. We balance the calamondin's punch with the sweetness of the peel, creating a unique and flavorful experience.

Here's what makes our dressing special:

Calamondin Juice & Peel: A delightful sweet-tart combination.

Garlic Chives: A touch of green color.

Garlic: A subtle kick to add complexity.

Apple Cider Vinegar: A healthy touch of tartness.

Lemon Juice: Rounds out all the flavors perfectly.

Learn more about Calamondin here.

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So Many Uses!

Check out some of our featured recipes here. Big Mama has been keeping a list of all the ways customers enjoy her dressing. Here are just a few:

  1. Salads - of course!
  2. Marinade for fish, chicken, beef, turkey, pork, shrimp, lamb
  3. In egg salad, tuna salad, potato salad, cole slaw, pasta salad, deviled eggs (instead of mayonnaise)
  4. Dip for fresh veggies kids love this one & they eat their veggies! (listen up parents)
  5. Dip for stone crabs, crackers, and even french fries.
  6. On grilled salmon, veggies, steak, tuna, halibut and swordfish!
  7. On jalapeno poppers, popcorn chicken, shishito peppers
  8. On popcorn…kids love this one
  9. On pasta, pizza, or even sushi
  10. On mashed potatoes
  11. On chicken tacos, burritos & empanadas
  12. On top of turkey, veggie & black bean burgers
  13. Spread instead of mayonnaise on a chicken salad sandwich
  14. Atop fried rice or plain rice
  15. Sauce for poke bowls
  16. Drizzle on a sub
  17. In a dirty martini (yes, it’s unique but he loves it!)
  18. Marinated vegetable kabobs or added after cooking
  19. Chicken fingers - put dressing in the batter before frying or as a dip when serving.
  20. Mix with Greek yogurt to make a dip or topping
  21. Roasted potatoes, roasted root veggies, brussel sprouts, roasted carrots, roasted beets, roasted asparagus
  22. Mahi mahi sandwich with avocado and onion
  23. Into soup (chicken, vegetable, black bean, lentil, barley)
  24. Dress egg, ramen, cellophane, chow fun, wonton or rice noodles
  25. Cut up fresh pineapple or green mango, add salt, pepper, thyme and toss
  26. On a grilled chicken, kale, mushroom and rice bowl
  27. On Hawaiian Pizza
  28. Mixed with chunky peanut butter, a couple drops of sweet chili oil and a touch of honey for a kicked up dip or salad dressing
  29. Some drink it because "it's just so good"
  30. On "anything because it tastes so good"
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Featured Recipe

Big Mama’s Cedar Plank Salmon

You’ll need:

  • Cedar wood plank
  • Filet of salmon
  • Salt and lemon pepper
  • Ginger teriyaki sauce of your choice
  • Big Mama’s Citrus Calamondin Vinaigrette

Soak the cedar plank for two hours in water.

Place the salmon filet on the cedar plank. Sprinkle with salt and lemon pepper.

Add a layer of Big Mama's Citrus Calamondin Vinaigrette.

Grill on the plank for 12-15 minutes at 350℉.

After 10 minutes, top with ginger teriyaki sauce. 

Transfer the filet to a cutting board and use a spatula to remove the skin.

Cut into portions and serve.

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Become a Wholesale Customer

Add a revenue stream to your market, fishery, or general store. You’ll watch Big Mama’s Calamondin Vinaigrette fly off the shelves!

Review our Sell Sheet HERE, email our Wholesale Team at wholesale@bigmamafoods.com or call 305-523-9495 for more information. You can also order directly from Faire.

Big Mama’s Foods is licensed as a wholesale manufacturer by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Preview current retail partners below.

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