Basic Apple Cider Vinaigrette

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Every Day Apple Cider Vinaigrette Dressing in a Jar

What do grain bowls, salads, roasted vegetables, beans, tofu, chicken, and other healthy dishes often have in common?

They can be boring and bland if they are not seasoned and dressed well.

The solution to boring and bland healthy dishes:

Make a batch of basic, all-purpose salad dressing or vinaigrette that can be pulled out of the refrigerator and used on just about anything.

This easy apple cider vinaigrette is perfect for meal prep and sprucing up any of those dull dishes. Healthy olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, and honey is an incredible combo.

Make this basic apple cider vinaigrette recipe in a jar to have a delicious dressing on-hand for the month.

Change the minds of those picky eaters who think they don’t like healthy dishes!

Apple cider vinaigrette dressing

How Long Will this Apple Cider Vinaigrette Keep?

One of my favorite things about this dressing?

It’s 1 month shelf life.

That’s right. This vinaigrette dressing will keep for up to 1 month covered in the refrigerator.

Leave it out at room temperature for 15-20 minutes or toss it in the microwave (remember to remove the lid if it is metal) for the oil to liquify. Give it a good shake before each time you use it.

Apple cider vinaigrette dressing

Storing This Vinaigrette Dressing

This recipe makes about 2 1/4 cups. It lasts so long, why not make a big batch? It fits perfectly in a 32 ounce jar like these ones.

How Can I Use This Dressing?

The possibilities are endless! Since you are able to keep this dressing on hand for up to a month, you’ll need some dishes to use it on.

This dressing is versatile and balanced. So, it is suitable for a large range of dishes. Here are some ideas:

  • Quinoa Salad – Top a quinoa salad like this one with kale with this simple vinaigrette for a blast of fat and acid.

  • Grain Bowl – Spruce up your grain salads like this squash and wild rice bowl.

  • Leafy Salads – This dressing is a vinaigrette, after all. It is a perfect addition to leafy greens. It can hold up to hearty greens like kale, but balanced enough for delicate greens like arugula and spring mix.

  • Beet Salad – This dressing is versatile and so are beets. Combine with these roasted beets for an easy beets salad. Remember to season with salt.

Apple cider vinaigrette dressing

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Apple cider vinaigrette dressing

Basic Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Nick @ walktoeat
Simple apple cider vinaigrette recipe to spruce up salads, grains, and meats. Make this basic dressing with Dijon mustard and honey in a resealable jar so you can keep it for up to a month.
4.13 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine French
Servings 18
Calories 150 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • Kosher salt


  • Add olive oil, vinegar, Dijon, and honey to a resealable jar large enough to hold 2 1/4 cups.
  • Cover jar and shake for about 20 seconds to emulsify the dressing.
  • Season with salt.
  • Cover and chill for up to 1 month.


Serving: 2gCalories: 150kcalFat: 16.8g
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