This Apple Cider Vinaigrette Is Your Salad's Secret Sauce

POPSUGAR Photography | Leta Shy
POPSUGAR Photography | Leta Shy

With fresh, unprocessed ingredients, homemade salad dressing is often much more nutritious than those store-bought versions. This simple apple cider vinaigrette is one such example. Apple cider vinegar is known to be a digestive-, immunity-, and natural-energy-boosting food, and it also may have appetite-suppressing powers. And at just over 80 calories per one-tablespoon serving, this salad dressing imparts big flavor into your favorite salads without the need for high-calorie ingredients.

I added mustard powder and dried basil to the basic apple cider vinaigrette recipe, but you can add different herbs and spices to your liking.

Honey Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Cook Time5 minutes
Yield1 cup

Adapted from Martha Stewart


    • 1/2 cup honey
    • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1 small shallot, minced
    • Juice from 1 lemon
    • Salt and pepper


    1. Whisk together honey, apple cider vinegar, shallot, lemon juice, mustard powder, and dried basil.

    2. Slowly pour in olive oil while whisking to emulsify.

    3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

    4. Pour into jar with lid and refrigerate. Makes about 1 cup of dressing.