Apple Cider Vinaigrette

October 27, 2010 by Ali


For any of you who missed last week’s post, I tried making homemade apple cider (really homemade — starting with apples galore!) for the first time this fall. And cannot tell you how much we’ve been enjoying it!!

Of course, it has made its way into a few other recipes as well, including this yummy apple cider vinaigrette I wanted to share with you. The recipe is super-simple, and just takes a few minutes to make. Definitely one to bookmark and pull out whenever you have good-quality apple cider on hand! I’ve already tried it with a few different salad combinations (some more sweet, some more savory), and loved it on each one.

Versatile. Easy. Quick. Delicious. Go make some! :)

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1-2 cups vinaigrette


  • 1 cup apple cider, homemade or store-bought
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. honey or agave nectar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper
  • pinch cinnamon (1/8tsp or less)


Whisk all ingredients together. (Or pour in a tight-fitting jar and shake until combined.) Serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Ali’s Tip:

Feel free to also throw in some minced garlic or a pinch of mustard powder if you’d like!

filed in Salads, Sides

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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21 thoughts on “Apple Cider Vinaigrette

  1. Apple seeds contain a small amount of cyanide but as long as they are not cracked they are fine. Same for cherry pits. It would take alot to kill you but I would remove them just to be safe since they will be heated.

    - Rob

  2. this salad is also good wth mixed salad borsin cheese dried cherrys strawberrys nd apples throw some toasted almond on and chicken an you have a great salad..

    - brissette34

  3. Sounds yummy!

    - Kat

  4. Oh this looks delicious. I’m a huge fan of vinaigrettes and I have some cider that’s turning tangy.

    - Alison

  5. I am going to make homeade apple cider asap! :)

    - jenn

  6. i’ve been looking for a classic salad dressing recipe!

    - Paige Shadden

  7. Mmm. I bet it’s really good with the added garlic!

    - Michelle

  8. Apple Cider Vinegar has considerable health benefits. Google it. I’d tell you what they are but my chemo brain prevents me from remembering anything more than “it’s real good for you”.

    - Heather

  9. I’m always looking for healthy alternatives to store bottled dressings. This looks like a winner especially since I love anything apple!

    - loretta

  10. This would be perfect on the spinch salad!

    - Elizabeth

  11. I have a great recipe for an apple cider crumble! Yum!

    - Hila

  12. Homemade dressings are always so much better than the store-bought variety. I can’t wait to try this cider vinaigrette! I bet I’ll use it throughout the fall season.

    - Lauren

  13. This sounds so great! Yums!!


    - christen krumm

  14. I have never made homemade apple cider which sounds AMAZING, but this dressing sounds like something I could really enjoy with the store bought version!

    - McKenzie

  15. Oh, I haven’t ever made homemade cider, that sounds like fun! I love this recipe for the vinaigrette – it looks super simple and delicious!

    - Mireya

  16. Oh, I LIKE this one.

    - Sanpeter

  17. That is a great idea to use leftover cider!

    - Chocolate Shavings

  18. Wow, I’ve actually never tried homemade apple cider. Sounds delicious though – maybe I’ll brave your recipe!

    - Hanne

  19. I love apple cider, but never thought to use it this way. Sounds perfect.

    - ronnissweettooth

  20. Mmm, this sounds delicious, I’ll definitely have to try it out!

    - Margaret

  21. this recipe sounds yummy! i love apple flavored things. cinnamon and apple are my favorite combination :)

    - mandy gross