This zesty and creamy apple cider vinegar dressing with dijon and honey has been my new favorite salad dressing that is made with simple ingredients.
The key to making a creamy apple cider vinaigrette is to use a blender to emulsify the apple cider vinegar and oil with honey, garlic, and dijon mustard to make your own salad dressing that has a perfectly creamy texture.
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The apple cider dressing contains five main ingredients:
- Apple cider vinegar
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Dijon mustard
- One clove garlic
I love this salad dressing on so many different types of salads as it is such a versatile homemade vinaigrette. 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, such a simple recipe that is so yummy! The creamy apple cider vinegar dressing also tastes divine in a spinach salad topped with fresh apple, feta cheese, and some pecans!
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 creamy 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, weight loss 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 enjoy this creamy 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 dressing. It also tastes delicious and is a great salad dressing to enjoy with vegetables instead of store-bought dressings that contain cheap oxidized vegetable oils such as canola oil.
Unfiltered apple cider vinegar is also great for weight loss, as the intake of acetic acid has been shown to suppress body fat accumulation in animal studies. Another 12-week study found that the intake of vinegar which contains acetic acid, significantly reduced body weight, visceral fat, waist circumference, and serum triglycerides!
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 black pepper can be added 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 it before using.
You can also use an immersion blender to make this creamy apple cider vinaigrette recipe, as it will blend into a creamy and delicious dressing.
For a sweeter apple cider vinaigrette, add an extra tbsp of honey. The honey compliments the zesty apple cider vinegar, which is one of my favorite kinds of vinegar for making homemade salad dressings.
Store the salad dressing in an airtight container, such as a glass mason jar, in the fridge, and use it on all your favorite salads. I hope you enjoy this creamy apple cider vinaigrette dressing as much as I do.
Creamy Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing
- 1 High speed blender
- ½ cup olive oil
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 clove garlic
- 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.
For more apple cider recipes try this hot apple cider drink with cinnamon, lemon, and honey for fatty liver!
Vinegar intake reduces body weight, body fat mass, and serum triglyceride levels in obese Japanese subjects – PubMed (nih.gov)
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