Apple Cider Vinaigrette


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

A simple and irresistible Apple Cider vinaigrette recipe you'll love! Simple to prepare and ready to be enjoyed in less than 5 minutes.


  • 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.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Ali’s Tip:

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

Leave a Comment:


  1. mandy gross — October 27, 2010 @ 10:38 pm (#)

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

  2. Margaret — October 27, 2010 @ 10:53 pm (#)

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

  3. ronnissweettooth — October 27, 2010 @ 11:10 pm (#)

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

  4. Hanne — October 28, 2010 @ 1:44 am (#)

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

  5. Chocolate Shavings — October 28, 2010 @ 5:56 am (#)

    That is a great idea to use leftover cider!

  6. Sanpeter — October 28, 2010 @ 7:41 am (#)

    Oh, I LIKE this one.

  7. Mireya — October 28, 2010 @ 7:42 am (#)

    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!

  8. McKenzie — October 28, 2010 @ 7:44 am (#)

    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!

  9. Lauren — October 28, 2010 @ 10:04 am (#)

    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.

  10. Hila — October 28, 2010 @ 2:00 pm (#)

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

  11. Elizabeth — October 28, 2010 @ 9:47 pm (#)

    This would be perfect on the spinch salad!

  12. loretta — October 29, 2010 @ 6:46 am (#)

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

  13. Heather — October 29, 2010 @ 3:05 pm (#)

    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”.

  14. Michelle — October 29, 2010 @ 5:36 pm (#)

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

  15. Paige Shadden — October 30, 2010 @ 8:27 pm (#)

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

  16. jenn — October 31, 2010 @ 6:46 am (#)

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

  17. Alison — October 31, 2010 @ 4:28 pm (#)

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

  18. Kat — November 1, 2010 @ 7:00 pm (#)

    Sounds yummy!

  19. brissette34 — September 29, 2011 @ 12:39 pm (#)

    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..

  20. Rob — March 21, 2012 @ 7:50 pm (#)

    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.

  21. Joelle Myers — October 14, 2015 @ 7:42 am (#)

    Love LOVE love your recipes! Whenever I search on Pinterest for a recipe, I always end up choosing one of yours! Thanks so much! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — October 14th, 2015 @ 11:19 am

      Joelle, that is so sweet, thank you! We’re so happy you’re a fan. :D


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