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5 Apple Cider Vinegar Salad Dressings To Spice Up Your Diet

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When it comes to healthy eats, homemade apple cider vinegar (ACV) salad dressing is a must. Its tangy flavor can amp up your salads, making them fun to eat. Gone are the days of eating store-bought salad dressings. You’ll spare yourself the extra fat, sodium, and sugar.

The power of apple cider vinegar is no secret. It can lower cholesterol and stop fatty plaques from building up in the arteries. ACV can even help you lose weight by increasing satiety, stopping you from overeating later on.1

There isn’t one right way to make apple cider vinegar salad dressing. You can adjust the ingredients to create unique options. It’s also possible to skip certain ingredients if you eat a specific diet. Here are five salad dressing ideas with acv to get you started.

5 Apple Cider Vinegar Salad Dressing Ideas

The directions for each recipe is the same. Combine the ingredients, mix well, and serve.

1. Basic: Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing

Apple Cider Vinegar Salad Dressings

This simple recipe will be a staple in your kitchen. And as the perfect kale salad dressing, apple cider vinegar will add a punch to more bitter foods.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive, grapeseed, or sunflower oil
  • 2 tbsp honey or pure maple syrup
  • Dash of salt and pepper

2. With Olive Oil: Lemon Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing

salad dressing olive oil apple cider vinegar

Oil and vinegar is a classic, light combo. So it only makes sense to whip up a salad dressing made of apple cider vinegar with olive oil!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey or pure maple syrup
  • Fresh juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil, parsley, and/or oregano

3. Without Oil: Apple Cider Vinegar Mustard Dressing

apple cider vinegar salad dressing without oil

Did you know that it’s possible to make apple cider vinegar salad dressing without oil? It’s a great way to go fat-free and let ACV shine.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey or pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 garlic, minced
  • Dash of salt and pepper

4. No Sugar: Ginger Apple Cider Vinegar Salad Dressing

apple cider vinegar salad dressing no sugar

Trying to control your blood sugar? Try this sugar-free option. Thanks to the ginger’s kick, you won’t even notice that this apple cider vinegar salad dressing has no sugar.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp minced garlic

5. Substitute ACV: White Wine Vinegar Salad Dressing

substitute for apple cider vinegar in salad dressing

To substitute apple cider vinegar in salad dressing, use white wine vinegar. You can even combine it with an equal amount of apple cider. This is useful if you don’t like ACV or just ran out.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

Remember, these recipes are just inspiration. Adjust the ingredients to fit your taste buds. To store your homemade dressings, keep them in airtight bottles or jars. They’ll last in the refrigerator for two weeks – if you don’t eat it all beforehand!

References   [ + ]

1. Bouderbala, Hadjer, Hanana Kaddouri, Omar Kheroua, and Djamel Saidi. Anti-obesogenic effect of apple cider vinegar in rats subjected to a high fat diet. Annales de cardiologie et d’angeiologie. 65.3(2016):208-213.