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apple cider vinaigrette dressing in a mason jar with linen napkin and bright red apple

Apple Cider Vinaigrette Dressing

The BEST salad dressing recipe for any fall salads you're making. Fresh apple cider and apple cider vinegar whisked with just a touch of maple syrup and classic vinaigrette dressing ingredients. It's so good on greens and great as a marinade too!
Course Dressing
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cider vinaigrette dressing, fall salad dressings, fall salads, vinaigrette dressings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1.5 cups
Calories 696kcal


  • Immersion blender or Whisk


  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil


  • To Whisk: Combine all the ingredients except the oil in a medium bowl. While whisking vigorously, slowly pour the olive oil into the bowl. Whisking until the dressing comes together.
  • To Blend: In a high sided container like a wide mouth mason jar or large measuring cup, combine all the ingredients except the oil. Blend the ingredients with a few short pulses using an immersion blender and then slowly pour the olive oil in while the immersion blender is running. To thicken the dressing slightly, continue to blend for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • To Shake: Combine all the ingredients, including the olive oil in a mason jar. Cover tightly and shake vigrousously until combine. Using this method may require a reshake or stir before using as the olive oil and other ingredients are more likely to separate.


  • Using pure or grade A maple syrup is highly, highly recommended!  The flavor and texture are much different than the imitation syrup.
  • You can blend, whisk, or shake the ingredients together to make this dressing.  
  • Store leftover vinaigrette in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  • Apple cider vinaigrette can also be used as a marinade, in slaws, and more!


Calories: 696kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 72g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 53g | Sodium: 431mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg