Here’s the story of why I started making my own apple cider vinegar salad dressing at home. If you simply want the recipe, just scroll on down.
Why I Make Apple Cider Vinegar Salad Dressing at Home
For those that know me in real life, I’ve altered my diet quite a bit over the last couple of years. I now eat a very low sugar, mostly low carb ;), low processed food, high vegetables, etc., diet. I’ve been battling yeast for years and this diet has been helpful for me with the yeast, but also with my general overall health.
One way to cut down on sugar and bad-for-me oils is to make my own salad dressing. Did you know that most salad dressings have sugar in them AND weirdo oils like soybean and canola?
Also, one way I’ve been fighting yeast is by adding more apple cider vinegar into my diet. I take shots of it (diluted with water), but thank goodness for this apple cider vinegar salad dressing recipe. It’s much more palatable on my salad than in a shot glass!
However, I’m not going to lie. The biggest draw to this apple cider vinegar salad dressing is the taste. It’s so incredibly good and my kids will literally drink it out of a cup. Maybe my kids are weirdos?
Apple Cider Vinegar Salad Dressing Ingredients
This recipe was inspired by The Nourishing Gourmet. From my family to yours, thank you!
The first part of the base of this dressing is olive oil. Of course, I recommend an organic extra virgin olive oil. I use Costco’s EVOO but I know there are better quality oils out there.
Apple Cider Vinegar
The second part of the base of this apple cider vinegar salad dressing is… APPLE CIDER VINEGAR! Shocking, I know! I recommend a RAW, unfiltered apple cider vinegar that says “with the mother”. Bragg is a good brand.
Onion Powder, Mustard, Salt and Pepper
These ingredients will likely be on hand so nothing special here. However, I do recommend using pink himalayan salt. I got mine at Costco but Amazon sells it too. (And yes, I’m using plain old regular mustard.)
Raw garlic is so good for you! And it can sometimes even help clear up GBS+ in pregnant women. However, it’s pretty strong by itself. But in this apple cider vinegar salad dressing recipe it is well balanced and amazing.
You may be tempted to substitute dried basil or even another herb here, but I’m going to strongly encourage you to follow the recipe with this one. Fresh basil is so good and in this dressing it is delicious. And hey, it even turns the salad dressing green. Can’t beat that with the kids!
Apple Cider Vinegar Salad Dressing Directions
To get started, put all ingredients in a blender. This recipe is pretty forgiving, so don’t obsess about getting it “just right.”
Blend well. (I have a Vitamix and I love it. You should get one too.)
Pour dressing into glass storage containers. I use mason jars with plastic lids.
Apple Cider Vinegar Salad Dressing Recipe
Description: This apple cider vinegar salad dressing is so delicious and my kids ask for it specifically quite often! We even refer to it as “Dragon’s Blood” salad dressing (because it’s green). It is not made with questionable oils and is full of healthy ingredients like raw garlic, fresh basil and apple cider vinegar. You could easily cut this recipe in half if you don’t have three kids. 😉 I make a lot because we go through it quickly.
Shelf Life: I have no idea because we finish it off within a couple weeks!
2 c. olive oil
1 c. apple cider vinegar
2 tsp. onion powder
4 Tbs. mustard
3 cloves of garlic
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 large handful of fresh basil
- Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until mixture is an even consistency.
- Pour apple cider vinegar salad dressing into glass storage jars.
- Store in the refrigerator.