Apple Cider Vinaigrette Dressing



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Get all the health benefits of apple cider vinegar with this delicious apple cider vinaigrette dressing. Drizzle over salad or use as a marinade.

When it comes to homemade salad dressings, this apple cider vinaigrette has been my go-to for the longest time.

It’s super simple to make and is packed with nutrients and flavor! I use it to dress my salads all the time, but it’s also awesome as a marinade for chicken.

Spoon with a spoonful of apple cider dressing from a mason jar.

Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

Oh man, apple cider vinegar (ACV) is loaded with nutrients. I’ve shared a full post about the benefits of apple cider vinegar but here are the cliff notes:

  • It’s rich in potassium, a mineral that is key for growth, building muscles, transmission of nerve impulses, heart activity etc.
  • It can help regulate blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol.
  • Rich in malic acid which gives ACV its anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
  • ACV helps with weight loss by breaking down fats so that your body can use them rather than store them.
  • A few lab studies have found that ACV may be able to kill cancer cells or slow their growth.

I swear by apple cider vinegar and try to incorporate it into my diet daily. I have the best apple cider vinegar drinks, but one really tasty (and easy) way to enjoy apple cider vinegar is with this salad dressing!

Measured out ingredients of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic cloves, dijon mustard and salt and pepper on a table.

ACV Vinaigrette Ingredients

You only need a handful of ingredients to make this healthy dressing and I bet you have them all in your kitchen right now.

  • apple cider vinegar – this is the star of the show here. When shopping for ACV, look for a brand that’s unpasteurized with “the mother” included. This is where all the nutrients are. I personally recommend Bragg’s apple cider vinegar. It’s organic, raw and the best of the best.
  • extra-virgin olive oil – the neutral flavor of olive oil helps to balance the tartness of the apple cider vinegar and gives the dressing some healthy fat.
  • Dijon mustard – adds a little zest to the dressing and also acts as an emulsifier.
  • fresh garlic – fresh garlic adds a ton of yummy garlic flavor and aroma to the dressing.
  • sea salt and black pepper – I like to use fresh ground black pepper for sea salt for the most flavor!

Glass measuring cup with a whisk and ingredients to make apple cider dressing before being whisked.

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing

This apple cider vinegar dressing is such a versatile option for a variety of recipes! Here’s how I recommend using it:

Mason jar of apple cider vinaigrette dressing.

How to Store This Dressing

I mix my apple cider vinaigrette in a mason jar, which is easy for shaking and storing! In general though, you want to store homemade dressings in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This apple cider vinaigrette should last for up to a week in the fridge. I use these 8 oz mason jars and plastic lids for storing.

If the contents separate or solidify in the refrigerator, just let the dressing come to room temperature on the counter and then shake to combine!

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If you make this apple cider vinaigrette dressing be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting us know how it turned out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and our readers!

4.91 from 21 votes

Apple Cider Vinaigrette Dressing

My go-to apple cider vinegar salad dressing recipe. If EBF had a house dressing, this would be it! Get all the health benefits of apple cider vinegar with this delicious dressing.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3 /4 cup


  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt + more if needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper + more if needed


  • Whisk to combine: Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl until combined. Or add all ingredients into a mason jar and shake to combine. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Store: Store the vinaigrette in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. If the olive oil becomes solid (this is normal), simply let the dressing sit out on the counter for 10-15 minutes and then whisk or shake to combine and serve.


  • Blender option: If you want the dressing to be fully emulsified and the garlic to be totally chopped you can add everything to a blender and blend until smooth.


Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 163kcal | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 434mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider vinaigrette
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  1. 5 stars
    Been doing Whole30 and have been looking for a new dressing – made a double recipe of the Apple Cider Vinaigrette and it came out delicious!

    1. I’m so glad this recipe turned out for you, Courtney! Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. It means the world to me.

    1. Yay! I am excited to hear that you are loving this recipe, Lacey. Thank you so much for sharing your review + star rating, I appreciate it!

  2. 4 stars
    Loved this! Crispy and fresh. The layer of avocado underneath complemented the crisp of the other ingredients. I didn’t have pickled onions so I added pickled beets. Delicious!

    1. Yay! I am so glad you found this recipe and gave it a try, Janet. Thank you for sharing your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!

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