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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

Equipment

  • Immersion blender or Whisk

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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!

Nutrition

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