Apple Cider Vinaigrette

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This sweet and tangy brown sugar apple cider vinaigrette is the the salad dressing recipe you’ve been missing! It’s incredibly easy to make and adds just the right flavor to your salads.

This post isn’t glamorous or exciting like some of my recipes. At least not on the surface.

But just wait till you try this incredibly easy apple cider vinaigrette. You’ll see why it’s worth sharing! This salad dressing has all the right things in all the right places.

This apple cider vinaigrette dressing is dedicated to sweet and tang.

apple cider vinaigrette in a mason jar.
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Tips + Tricks

No. 1 –> Make this recipe easy on yourself! There’s no need for fancy equipment. Throw all your ingredients into a mason jar with a blender ball and you’ve got a mixing container and a storage container all in one.

No. 2 –> You certainly can substitute brown sugar for white sugar in this recipe, but you’ll be missing the caramel notes that the brown sugar provides. I do recommend brown sugar.

Unmixed apple cider vinegar salad dressing.


How to make

  1. Grab a mason jar and a blender ball – if you’ve got one. Any airtight container will work, but I prefer to use glass whenever possible.
  2. Measure ingredients and add them straight into your jar.
  3. Screw the lid on to your jar, tightly, and shake until the brown sugar is completely dissolved.
  4. Pour over your salad.

Make ahead

The beauty of this recipe is that it’s incredibly easy to make and has only 3 ingredients. But another bonus to this apple cider vinegar dressing is that is’s great to make ahead.

Whip up a batch of this dressing on Sunday for use in your salads all week, because it keeps well in the fridge for at least 7 days. Just give it a quick shake before using, as the oil and vinegar will separate as shown below.

Separated apple cider vinaigrette in a jar.

Double, triple, quadruple. Oh my!

This recipe is so dead simple, it’s 1:1:1. You can whip up a batch of this apple cider dressing any time, in any quantity, as long as you mix the ingredients 1 to 1 to 1.

Ingredients displayed around a mason jar.

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Mixed up apple cider vinaigrette in a jar.

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Allyson Letal
A sweet and tangy salad dressing perfect for any salad. This apple cider vinaigrette recipe is easy to make and easier to love.
4.56 from 18 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Blended
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 58 kcal



  • Add ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, ¼ cup light brown sugar, and ¼ cup olive oil to a mason jar or airtight container.
  • Shake until completely combined.
  • Drizzle on any salad.


Make ahead

This recipe can easily be made in advance, and keeps for at least 7 days in the fridge.

Increase batch size

Apple cider vinaigrette can easily be doubled, tripled or more.


Serving: 1tablespoonCalories: 58kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 0.01gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 10mgSugar: 4gCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.1mg
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