Homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette

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Homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Fresh apple cider shines in my Homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe!

Homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe / Running in a Skirt

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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.

Homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe / Running in a Skirt

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!

Homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe / Running in a Skirt

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.

Homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe / Running in a Skirt

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.

Homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe / Running in a Skirt

Homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe / Running in a Skirt

Healthy Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe

A simple, healthy Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe that is perfect for fall, winter, Thanksgiving or the holidays!
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup


  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 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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 Homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe / Running in a Skirt


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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.

Your turn!

Did you get to an apple orchard this year?

What’s your favorite kind of homemade dressing?

I’m linking up my Homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!
By | 2020-06-02T17:06:20-04:00 November 14th, 2017|All Vegetarian, Food, Salads|20 Comments


  1. Erode July 7, 2018 at 12:42 am - Reply

    These things are refreshing everyone that i like to taste. One of the exciting way to make yourself refreshing is a tour. One can plan for this special tour on the same place to take benefits of both.

  2. Clarinda November 20, 2017 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Sounds good! I love trying new dressings. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Kristy from Southern In Law November 17, 2017 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    I love that this uses ingredients I always have on hand. I’ll definitely have to try it soon!

  4. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy November 15, 2017 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    I love vinaigrettes, and love the balance of apple and cider and mustard. Will be trying this!

  5. Paul November 14, 2017 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    This looks so yummy! I I’m sure it will taste good with any salad. Apples have so many healthy benefits, it’s a great idea to make a vinaigrette with them. Thank you for sharing this!

  6. Archie November 14, 2017 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    Sounds so yummy!! Will try this recipe this fall! ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Lisa Ballantyne November 14, 2017 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    I love any blend of vinaigrette! Thank you for sharing this one!

  8. Farrah November 14, 2017 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    This sounds amazing! I love apple cider, so having it in vinaigrette form for my salads sounds perfect! ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real November 14, 2017 at 9:01 am - Reply

    This seems like a great dressing for a salad at Thanksgiving! I’m going to need to check if salad is on the menu for my dinner.

  10. Deborah Brooks November 14, 2017 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Apple cider vinegar is in all of my dressings love the mustard too

  11. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups November 14, 2017 at 7:27 am - Reply

    This sounds just perfect for fall salads, canโ€™t wait to give it a try!

  12. Lacey Balliet November 14, 2017 at 6:29 am - Reply

    I would never think to make a salad dressing with the ingredients bit it sure does sound tasty.

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