Apple Cider Vinaigrette

I'm a salad fanatic and will always, I repeat always, make my own salad dressing or vinaigrette. No matter how busy or tired I am, if I want a salad, I never buy bottled dressing. Even though making your own dressing can seem overwhelming and difficult, it's actually quite easy.

You just have to always have some staples on hand: good olive oil, garlic, vinegars (balsamic, apple cider, champagne, red wine), Dijon, a sweetener, and seasoning.

apple cider vinaigrette recipe

Salad Dressing Suggestions

If you're wanting to have salads throughout the week, for lunch and dinner, I suggest making a double batch recipe of the dressing so you can use it all week long. It keeps beautifully in fridge (covered) and actually gets better over time.

While I have several favorite dressings, I like this apple cider vinaigrette because it's on the acidic side and has a great bite. Also, it pairs well with any type of green - romain, mixed lettuce, arugula, or spinach.

apple cider vinaigrette recipe salad dressing

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

An acidic, crip bite - this dressing goes beautifully with a grilled piece of meat, spaghetti and meatballs, or as an entree salad topped with marinted chicken.

Course dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Keyword Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Salad, Salad Dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes


  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • cup oil
  • 1 small garlic clove minced
  • ¾ tsp honey or 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Pepper


  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate.

Recipe Notes

This dressing is great on romain, mixed greens, spinach, or arugula. Since it is pretty acidic, I like to add some savory notes, such as feta cheese, crumbled bacon, or grated parmesan.

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