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Apple Cider Vinaigrette

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This easy apple cider vinaigrette combines apple cider vinegar, mustard, oil, and optional maple syrup or honey for a simple versatile dressing that will add flavor to salads, grains, and more!
Course Dressings & Sauces
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword apple cider, dressing, vinaigrette
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 7
Calories 102



  • 1 small garlic clove peeled
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (omit for low-carb/low-sugar)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • cup olive oil
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste


  • With the bottom of a glass jar or side of a knife, lightly crush the garlic clove.
  • To a 8-oz mason jar, add the crushed garlic clove, salt, mustard, and maple syrup or honey, using a fork or small whisk to combine.
  • Add the apple cider vinegar, add the lid, and shake vigorously until the salt has dissolved and all the ingredients are combined.
  • Add the olive oil and pepper, add the lid, and shake vigorously until the vinaigrette has emulsified. Taste and add additional salt or pepper if desired. Remove the garlic clove and discard, or set aside for another use. Alternatively, keep the garlic clove in the jar to infuse the dressing with a stronger garlic flavor.
  • Store, refrigerated, for up to 5 days. To use, allow to come to room temperature, and shake well to recombine.


This recipe makes about 7 tablespoons (or just over 1/3 cup) of dressing which will serve 7 if you use 1 tablespoon per serving.
For a stronger garlic flavor, grate or finely mince the garlic and add in step 2.
Use maple syrup for a vegan option.
Omit honey or maple syrup for a Whole30, low-carb, low-sugar option.


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg