Fresh apple cider shines in my Homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe!
Earlier this fall I went with the Hubs and some close friends to a nearby apple orchard. We drove to the top of a mountain and walked the beautiful orchards sharing apple donuts and apple slushies. It was a great day.
I came home with bushels of sweet, fresh and crisp apples. So many varieties I couldn't keep track when I got them home. They were all delicious.
I also brought home some fresh, beautiful homemade apple cider. It was right off the press and I could not resist. Before I got home I came up with big dreams for my cider... I wanted to turn it into a perfectly, quintessentially fall salad dressing. And before no time my Homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe was born.
Now I normally keep my salad dressings pretty simple, but I could not resist adding a few extras in this one like shallots and grainy mustard. It balances out the sweetness of the cider and rounds out the flavor.
I also added some apple cider vinegar to add some acidity to the recipe and added health benefits!
This 6 ingredient Homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe is the perfect topping for a fresh kale salad or spinach piled high with apples and cranberries.
It's great in the fall or at the holiday table. Can't you just imagine this being served with a salad at Thanksgiving or Christmas Eve dinner.
It's the perfect apple-y combination of sweet and savory for any salad! A great use for apple cider and I know you'll love it.
Since I had so many apples I also used this Homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe in another recipe this week! I made an incredible Harvest Farro Salad featuring this recipe that you've got to come back tomorrow to try. It is an absolute perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu as well.
Healthy Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe
- ¾ cup apple cider
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ small minced shallot, about 2 teaspoons
- 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl. Serve or store in an airtight container in the fridge!
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Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing that Harvest Farro Salad that features this Homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe.
Did you get to an apple orchard this year?
What's your favorite kind of homemade dressing?