Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Condiments & Sauces,  Vegan

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Apple Cider Vinaigrette 

Apple cider vinaigrette is my latest salad dressing recipe, and I’m a huge fan of it. Homemade salad dressing is rapidly becoming one of my favorite things to make from scratch, because it is so easy to do. 

Have you tried this recipe yet? Let me teach you how to make apple cider vinaigrette! You’ll see how simple and delicious it really is for yourself. 

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This recipe is amazing because of the taste, but also based on the simplicity of it. This is the kind of recipe that is literally impossible to screw up, and I love that fact. Apple cider vinaigrette is the kind of recipe I would let my husband, Nathan, make without supervision. 

Being a prepper, I am always inspired to make things from scratch instead of automatically buying it from the store. Supply shortages have become the new normal, so knowing how to make things myself is so important! This is a limited ingredient recipe, and all of these things I keep in my pantry or refrigerator. 

As long as you have a decently stocked pantry, you can easily make this at home without a trip to the store, or trying to hunt down exotic ingredients. It is an excellent way to save time and money because you will not have to make an extra trip to the store. 

Apple Cider Vinaigrette Ingredients 

Extra virgin olive oil, 1 cup

Apple cider vinegar, ½ cup 

Lemon, 1, juiced 

Stone ground mustard, 2 tablespoons 

Salt, ½ teaspoon

Pepper, 1 teaspoon 

Apple Cider Vinaigrette Directions 

In a mason jar, combine all of the ingredients. The oil, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, salt, and pepper. 

Screw the lid on nice and tight and shake until all the ingredients are well-mixed. 

Done! Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to five days. 

That’s it! It really is just that simple, and there is a beauty in simplicity. Nothing left to do but sit down to dinner and enjoy. 

Apple Cider Vinaigrette Notes 

If you do not have a fresh lemon in the refrigerator, that’s ok. You can use pre-packaged lemon juice, just measure out about 2 ⅓ tablespoons of lemon juice from the container. 

Because fresh lemons vary in size, the above measurements for pre-packaged juice is approximate. If you’re using this method, taste the dressing and see if anything needs added. Then slowly add more, and taste again until you are happy with the results. 

When you store this dressing in the refrigerator, the ingredients will settle and separate. That’s ok! Just give it a good shake before serving, and you’ll be fine. It does separate a lot faster than store-bought dressings because there are no preservatives in this apple cider vinaigrette recipe. 

Why I Love This Recipe 

I love this recipe because anyone can make it! If you’re a novice cook, this is the kind of homemade recipe that will impress dinner guests, because not everyone makes homemade salad dressings like this. 

This apple cider vinaigrette is the easiest thing to make on a busy weeknight, that is enough for the entire family to use, and not have to make extra, or have a bunch leftover and wasted. 

Nathan loves to complain about any salad dressing that isn’t ranch dressing, but he still enjoys this dressing too. So it may impress even the pickiest eaters! 

This is the kind of dressing I can throw together (literally!) right before dinner and come out perfect. 

It is vegan! 

It is also a vegan recipe, that I don’t have to change or manipulate to make it vegan. 

Nathan and I have a good friend that we invite to dinner often, who is vegan, and this is a recipe that we will be serving him the next time he comes over. I’m a stickler about vegan food not being processed or manipulated to be vegan, and this recipe is a perfect example of that. 


Have you tried this apple cider vinaigrette recipe yet? What is your favorite go-to salad dressing? Let me know in the comments! 

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