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Straight on view of a bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing with a salad in the background.

Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing

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5 from 2 reviews

  • Author: Sabrina Russo
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup dressing 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Apple Cider Dressing is particularly great in the fall and winter, paired with roasted squash, brussels sprouts, or fruit and nut based salads.


  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar (start with 3 tbsp for less acidic dressing)*
  • 1 tsp minced shallot*
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or honey
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste (pepper optional)


  1. Combine vinegar and shallot in a small bowl. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes well prepping other ingredients to mellow out onion flavor. 
  2. Whisk mustard and maple into vinegar mixture.
  3. Slowly stream in olive oil while constantly whisking until mixture is emulsified. 
  4. Season with salt and pepper, and serve as desired.


For a less acidic dressing, start with 3 tablespoons of vinegar. Taste at the end, and only add more vinegar if desired.

I prefer the subtle flavor of a shallot, but feel free to substitute any white, yellow or red onion you have.

An easier way to make this dressing is to add all ingredients to a jar and shake until combined. I prefer good old fashioned whisking, but you may appreciate this simple method.

Store in the fridge for up to a week. Let stand at room temperature until olive oil is fluid before using. You can also heat up for a few seconds in the fridge to re-liquify the oil.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Salad Dressing
  • Method: Whisk
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 tbsp dressing
  • Calories: 165
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 120mg
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 16g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg