Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Apple cider vinaigrette is light, tangy, and extremely versatile – it’s delicious on virtually any salad. Simply whisk together a few ingredients and drizzle it over a bed of greens.

Need some salad ideas to pair with it? Try my Kale Salad with Apple and Chicken, Roasted Butternut Squash Salad, and Roasted Beet and Kale Salad.

Apple cider vinaigrette in a small glass jar in front of a salad.

What Is Apple Cider Vinegar?

You’ve probably seen apple cider vinegar being used in cooking or for home remedies. But what is it made of exactly? It’s an acidic liquid that’s produced from fermented apple cider. Lucky for us, fermentation produces a healthy dose of good bacteria and probiotics. On the other hand, it gives a fruity and zesty flavor that makes it great for soups, sauces, and various beverages.

How To Make Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing

This vinaigrette couldn’t be any easier to make! Just mix together these few ingredients and you’ll have this dressing made in minutes. Here’s what you need:

  • Olive oil – I like to use extra virgin olive oil for that crisp, clean flavor.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – Use organic apple cider vinegar with the “Mother.” This is sold in most supermarkets, but you can also buy it on Amazon.
  • Honey – Any type of honey will work, just make sure it’s in liquid form so that it mixes well with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Dijon Mustard – Dijon mustard (rather than yellow mustard) has a bolder, more distinctive flavor profile.
  • Garlic – One minced garlic clove is all you need.
  • Salt & Pepper – Sprinkle a little of each to taste.

Apple cider vinaigrette in a small glass jar in front of a salad.

How To Store Apple Cider Vinaigrette

This apple cider vinaigrette can last up to 7 days if stored properly in the fridge. Just make sure to seal it in an airtight jar. And when you want to use it, give it a shake to blend the ingredients if they’ve separated.

More Homemade Salad Dressings

Need more ideas on how to give your salad a boost in flavor? Take a look at my other dressings.

Apple cider vinegar dressing in a glass jar.

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

5 from 13 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
Apple cider vinaigrette is light, tangy, and extremely versatile - it's delicious on virtually any salad. And it's much fresher and bolder than a store-bought version. Give it a try!


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper , to taste


  • Add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk together.
  • Pour into a serving jar and enjoy. Or store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Lisa's Tips

  • If you love the glass jar I'm using to store my vinaigrette, it's a tulip Weck Jar.


Calories: 180kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 9mg, Potassium: 11mg, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin C: 1mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider dressing, Apple Cider Vinaigrette, apple cider vinegar dressing
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23 comments on “Apple Cider Vinaigrette”

  1. Love this!! Please make some more recipes for salad dressing! Love it’s thank you x 5 stars

    • Hi Kirstie – Will definitely keep in mind the more salad recipes I make this coming summer. Stay tuned!

  2. It is divine. I make this time and time again. It is my go to dressing, incorporating all the ingredients that I like. It is very easy to make, and I love it.5 stars

  3. Was delicious and so super easy to make. This is my new go to dressing. Thank you 😊5 stars

  4. This is my new favorite salad dressing! Just the right balance of salt, sour, sweet and fats. I blend it in my blender and it emulsifies and gets creamy. Love it!5 stars

  5. Just tried this dressing with Lisa’s kale salad! Such a classic, simple, and delicious! 5 stars

  6. Love it; it’s easy to make and lasts a while in the fridge. Highly recommend.5 stars

  7. This vinaigrette is so simple and delicious! It’s my new favourite. Thanks for another great recipe, Lisa.5 stars

  8. Soooo good and simple! My new « go to » vinaigrette! Thank you Lisa!5 stars

  9. This is so good, Lisa! Love how simple and quick it is to make.5 stars

  10. Homemade is always the best and this vinaigrette is my all time favorite. Looks fantastic.5 stars

  11. What a great, simple vinaigrette for the fall! Great flavors.5 stars

  12. I love this recipe. I would use this on all sorts of salads.5 stars

  13. This looks so good! I’m definitely going to try it, it looks perfect for my work salads!5 stars