With fresh, unprocessed ingredients, homemade salad dressing is often much more nutritious than those store-bought versions. This simple apple cider vinaigrette is one such example. Apple cider vinegar is known to be a digestive-, immunity-, and natural-energy-boosting food, and it also may have appetite-suppressing powers. And at just over 80 calories per serving, this salad dressing imparts big flavor into your favorite salads without the need for high-calorie ingredients.
I added mustard powder and dried basil to the basic apple cider vinaigrette recipe, but you can add different herbs and spices to your liking.
Read on for the recipe.
Adapted from Martha Stewart
Honey Apple Cider Vinaigrette
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 small shallot, minced
Juice from 1 lemon
Salt and pepper
- Whisk together honey, apple cider vinegar, shallot, lemon juice, mustard powder, and dried basil.
- Slowly pour in olive oil while whisking to emulsify.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Pour into jar with lid and refrigerate. Makes about 1-1/2 cups or 24 one-tablespoon servings.