This creamy and zesty apple cider vinegar dressing with dijon and honey has been my new favorite salad dressing that is so easy to make. All you need is a blender to emulsify the apple cider vinegar and oil with honey, garlic, and dijon mustard to make the best apple cider vinaigrette.
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The apple cider dressing contains five ingredients:
- Apple cider vinegar
- Olive oil
- Dijon mustard
I love this salad dressing on so many different types of salad. One of my favorite salads to whip up with this apple cider dressing is leafy greens, topped with grated beets, carrots, chopped cucumber, red pepper, and dill. Mmm, so yummy!
How to make a creamy apple cider vinaigrette
When I was recently visiting my brother and his partner, who is an amazing cook, she made the best apple cider vinegar dressing in a blender that was creamy, zesty, and perfectly sweet without the bitterness of olive oil.
I asked what ratio of olive oil to apple cider vinegar she used, and she replied about a 50-50 ratio; that’s why it’s called a vinaigrette; it’s just as much vinegar.
The key to making a creamy apple cider dressing is to blend olive oil with vinegar until it emulsifies into a creamy salad dressing. In the past, I always put more olive oil than apple cider vinegar and found that the olive oil tasted bitter once blended.
She solved my problem by telling me that I needed to use a 50-50 ratio and add honey to sweeten along with dijon mustard and garlic for flavor.
As a result of learning how to make the best apple cider vinegar dressing, it is now a staple in my fridge.
Benefits of apple cider vinegar for candida and blood sugar levels
I also learned at my most recent food sensitivity test, where they tested my yeast levels as well, that combining apple cider vinegar with honey was a great way to kill candida.
This news shocked me as sugar feeds candida, but the practitioner recommended that I take 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar with 1 tsp of honey daily.
When I questioned him further on this, he explained that apple cider vinegar kills candida and works better when combined with honey. The honey attracts the candida while the apple cider vinegar kills it. And you see the apple cider vinegar with honey work for your clients? I asked, to which he replied yes.
I can’t say that I have taken pure apple cider vinegar with honey. Still, I do enjoy this apple cider vinegar dressing frequently with zero guilt about the quantity of honey, especially when combined with apple cider vinegar, which has many health benefits.
Apple cider vinegar was also recommended for me on my viome gut test. The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar is known to have antimicrobial properties that can help break down biofilms. One of the significant pathogenic attributes of candida is its ability to form biofilms. The power of apple cider vinegar to break down biofilms is one of the reasons why apple cider vinegar is good for killing candida.
The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar also helps to reduce blood sugar levels. Taking 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar before bed helped lower my fasting blood sugar when I was pregnant.
There are many benefits of this apple cider vinegar salad dressing, but it also tastes delicious and is a great salad dressing to enjoy your vegetables.
The apple cider dressing also goes well with any of the following salads:
Tips for making the apple cider vinegar dressing
Apple cider vinegar is a great low fodmap vinegar for salad dressings. To make a low fodmap apple cider vinegar dressing omit the garlic, which is high fodmap. Small amounts of honey are allowed on the SIBO and low fodmap diets.
A touch of salt and pepper can be added as desired to tie all the flavors together.
Add all the ingredients into a high-speed blender, then blend for at least 30 seconds to 1 minute until the oil and apple cider vinegar are completely emulsified into a creamy vinaigrette. Once blended, the salad dressing should stay emulsified, but it is still good to shake the dressing before using it.
For a sweeter apple cider vinaigrette, add an extra tbsp of honey. The honey compliments the zesty apple cider vinegar.
Store the salad dressing in a glass jar in the fridge and use it on all your favorite salads. I hope you enjoy this homemade apple cider vinaigrette as much as I do.
Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing
- 1 High speed blender
- Peel and chop the garlic then place in a blender with the olive oil, honey, dijon mustard and apple cider vinegar and blend until creamy.
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