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Raw Apple Cider Vinaigrette


We all know that the key to a tasty salad is a delicious salad dressing.

raw apple cider vinaigrette in a jar

I usually prepare my salad dressings in my trusty blender, but since that’s been out of commission for the past couple of weeks, I’ve had to get a little more creative. This recipe requires no fancy equipment–> just a glass mason jar, or other sealed container, for shaking!

Raw apple cider vinegar has been associated with a variety of health benefits, including the possibility of lowering glucose levels and relieving gas, bloating and heartburn. While most vinegars are acidic in the body, raw apple cider vinegar is actually thought to have an alkalizing effect– similar to lemons or limes, which also taste acidic but leave an alkaline ash in the body.

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When shopping for apple cider vinegar, make sure you select a variety that is labeled as “With the Mother” and has a bit of sediment floating around the bottom of the bottle. (I like Bragg’s brand.) This odd-looking sediment is actually raw enzymes and gut-friendly bacteria that are thought to promote healing.

Paired with raw honey and fresh garlic, this dressing is sure to liven up any salad and might even have your family craving their veggies!

Raw Apple Cider Vinaigrette
makes about 1 cup

Adapted from this recipe

Ingredients:

1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1-2 tablespoons raw honey, as needed for sweetness
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Combine all of the ingredients in glass mason jar, then seal the lid and shake until the honey dissolves and the ingredients are well combined. Adjust flavor to taste, if necessary. For best flavor, allow the dressing to marinate for at least 30 minutes before serving over your favorite greens.

Store leftovers in the fridge for up to a week, and shake well before serving each time.

4.92 from 37 votes
Raw Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

A healthy vinaigrette featuring raw apple cider vinegar.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider, healthy, salad dressing, vinaigrette
Servings: 6
Calories: 122 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com
Ingredients
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juic
  • 1-2 tablespoons raw honey , as needed for sweetness
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper , to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in glass mason jar, then seal the lid and shake until the honey dissolves and the ingredients are well combined. Adjust flavor to taste, if necessary. For best flavor, allow the dressing to marinate for at least 30 minutes before serving over your favorite greens.
  2. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to a week, and shake well before serving each time.
Per Serving: Calories: 122, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 3g

I can’t seem to get enough of this dressing over my salads this week, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Reader Feedback: What’s your favorite type of salad dressing?

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Comments

Katie

(Moderator please delete my previous comment, my phone spazzed and I have it four stars instead of five)

This is my favorite dressing, I make it all the time! Just made it for a grilled shrimp salad! Thank you!!

Brandi

I subbed coarse ground mustard and splenda because that is what I had on hand. I love the tanginess of it! I purchase the braggs to use as toner for my face and I’ve been looking at ways to use it other than drinking it – so thank you for sharing this!

KatT

Absolutely delicious! Phenomenal dressing that gives sald and vegetables a “boom”! Really helps to look forward to eating spring mixes. Going to try on some kale next time. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry

This was very yummy. Way better than anything store bought. I put it on a garden salad and ended up drinking what was left over in the bowl it was that good. I ended up putting 3 tbs honey and added a pinch of dried minced onion.

Laree'

Love this dressing!

Meggie

Is it possible to omit the oil in this recipe and still turn out good? Thanks!

Jeremy

Simply fabulous! My new favorite dressing.

Emmanuel Alonzo

One of the best salad dressing i ever had!!!! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

Ron

Just made this,very good

Ded

Lovely dressing. I omitted the lemon juice and it was still perfect. Definitely will be one of my favorite dressings from now on. Think I will be putting it on everything

william

Best dressing I have ever had….I left off the lemon juice and mustard and it was still amazing.

Jen

This is my new favorite dressing! Makes salads taste great. Thank you

Kelly Renee

Hi there,

I’m allergic to olives (ugh – used to love olive oil but it gets worse the older I get) and I generally substitute avocado oil in recipes, but I don’t think that will be a good idea in this case due to the strong flavor difference. Do you have any other suggestions for a healthy substitute?

Regards,
Kelly

    Sherry Marsh

    you can make it with any oil, but if not with Cider vinegar with MOther you are not getting the gut fix you would get with that type of vinegar.

Karen

Making this for the 2nd time today. My new favorite go to dressing. Thank you for sharing, it’s delicious and my family loves it.

Jenny

Can I use regular mustard canola oil and lime juice instead?

    Zully hernandez

    I used regular mustard because I was out of Dijon. Added some pepper and oregano and it was pretty good. I also subbed brown sugar for the honey.

lacey

this salad dressing is the bomb!!! always my go to for company coming over! although i tend to make it alot for during the week too. i love this because it tastes amazing but my main concern was to make salad dressing healthy (hard to find both AND make it taste good, but this one masters it), i wanted a mainly apple cider and you did it, thanks! this is wonderful and ive made it about 50 times im sure! 😀

Novi

I used this recipe, but instead of the honey/salt/vinegar, I used the leftover pickling liquid from some quick pick red onions (salt/sugar/vinegar) and the olive oil. The vinegar brine had picked up some of that beautiful onion flavor and brought a great bite to the dressing!

Tammy

Most delicious salad dressing ever! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

Tyler

This was delicious! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

Vicky

Delicious! Thank you for sharing.

Suzy

If I use garlic powder, would it last more than a week in the fridge? Thanks!

Alyssa

Loved it!

Barbara Maxon

I love this acv vinaigrette. I want to know if I can just drink a bit of vinaigrette each morning?

    Megan Gilmore

    Sure, if you want to. I usually do a teaspoon of raw apple cider vinegar in 8 ounces of water to help dilute it.

HOlly

Just made this and wow it is excellent! I used equal parts though on the olive oil because the ACV was a bit tart and it’s delicious. Will be making it again!

Mo

Didn’t have any mustard but still tasted great. And reduced the honey amount slightly. Thank you for sharing

Julie

I absolutely love this dressing recipe, it’s the go to now for salads in my household!!

Chatty

Loved it,only thing I did different was emolsify with a hand blender.

Zully hernandez

Had this last night and it was divine! One of the best – it keeps so well together, too!

Loop

Taste great! Thank you.

Meri

I have been making this dressing this for a long time, it’s delicious. I was hoping to make vegan version of it. Any Ideas what to use instead of honey ? Many Thanks .

Christin

Delicious!

Jodie

I just tossed all these ingredients in my nutri-bullet and I must say this dressing is amazing!! I’ve been making it for months now, several friends have also made and love it too, thanks!!

Staci

Made this tonight and everyone loved it. I will definitely make it again. I had to send everyone the website.

Wendy

Love this dressing! Tangy and sweet

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