A simple, recipe for Raw Apple Cider Vinaigrette, an easy homemade apple cider vinegar salad dressing full of healthy probiotics, that can be made in a mason jar. Studies show that consuming 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider vinegar a day  can lower insulin and help us lose wieght. No joke! See research linked below. 

Homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette in a jar.

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections, and the truth of imagination. John Keats

Here’s a very quick and easy recipe for one of my favorite homemade salad dressings. Raw Apple Cider Vinaigrette! Use this as an “Every day” salad dressing on leafy green salads, grain salads or even bean salads. We always have some on hand and I love how it pairs with many different things.

It is so simple and easy to make your own dressings and vinaigrettes at home. But the main reason I like to make my own homemade salad dressings, instead of store-bought dressings is that I can control the type of oil in the dressing. Many dressings, even high end, organic dressings are made with “seed oils” (canola, safflower, sunflower, soy, corn, etc.) which some doctors consider to be toxic in high amounts, because of the way they are processed. I am making a concerted effort to cut back on these seed oils.

So here we are using extra virgin olive oil.

 Homemade Apple Cider Dressing in a jar

What type of Apple Cider Vinegar to use?

Use raw, unpasteurized,  apple cider vinegar with the mother in it. The “mother” in Apple Cider vinegar is the harmless, healthy bacteria in the vinegar that gives raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar all its healthy probiotics- so good for gut health. It lowers insulin levels among many other health benefits.  But truthfully, I love this dressing for the flavor, health benefits aside!

Top 10 benefits of apple cider vinegar:

There is a lot of compelling research on the many health benefits of Apple Cider vinegar. Here are the top ten health benefits of consuming apple cider vinegar daily. It truly is astounding! This recipe for Apple Cider drink called a Switchel is another way to incorporate more Apple Cider into your everyday diet!

  1. Lowers Body Fat (2 tablespoons daily)
  2. Lowers blood sugar
  3. Improves insulin sensitivity 
  4. helps with weight loss (2 tablespoons daily)
  5. Reduces Belly fat
  6. Lowers cholesterol
  7. Boosts immunity 
  8. May improve heart health 
  9. May slow the growth of cancer cells 
  10. Improves digestion

How to make Raw Apple Cider Vinaigrette?

Simply place the dressing ingredients in a small mason jar with a tight-fitting lid, and shake!

How to use Apple Cider Dressing? 

I love this dressing on this Carrot Quinoa Salad!

Or tossed with leafy greens or in grain salads.

Or spooned over grain bowls, tossed with pasta salads.

Other Homemade Salad Dressings:

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A simple recipe for Raw Apple Cider Vinaigrette , an easy "Everyday" salad dressing full of healthy probiotics. Made with your choice of honey or maple! #applecider #rawapplecider #applecidervinaigrette #vinaigrette #vegan #dressing #saladdressing

Raw Apple Cider Vinaigrette

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  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: ⅔ cup 1x
  • Category: dressing
  • Method: stirred
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


A simple recipe for Raw Apple Cider Vinaigrette , an easy “Everyday” salad dressing full of healthy probiotics. Made with your choice of honey or maple!


Units Scale
  • 1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar ( with the “mother” in it)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 1/22 tablespoons raw honey ( or maple syrup)
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon pepper
  • optional additions: fresh herbs, lemon juice or zest, 1 finely minced garlic clove or 1 tablespoon finely minced shallot


Place all salad dressing ingredients in a small mason jar, seal and shake until well combined.


Keeps for 2 weeks in the fridge.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 99
  • Sugar: 4.4 g
  • Sodium: 97.7 mg
  • Fat: 9.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.6 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. I love this dressing!!! I make a slightly altered version myself, but I will add the garlic and /or shallots to see what that’s like.

  2. Could fresh horseradish be subbed for the Dijon mustard? I’m not able to have mustard of any kind. Thanks, Sylvia!

  3. I added the minced garlic, did 1/4 salt and 1/4 tsp pepper with a couple of shakes of Ms. Dash seasoning. First taste was a little tart. I might have been on the lighter 1.5 TBS side of honey. Added another .5 TBS of honey, and it was perfect.

  4. This was great! Love how simple and easy it was to make and so balanced. Perfect for my daily lunches and salads.


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