I use this apple cider vinaigrette, sweetened with honey, on just about every salad I make for parties. It pairs wonderfully with salads for all seasons, from Thanksgiving to Mother’s Day! It also has just 6 ingredients and takes only 5 minutes to make.
This dressing is made more complex than traditional apple cider vinaigrettes with a special ingredient: sesame oil! With a touch of sesame and soy sauce, it also pairs deliciously with Asian salads. It tastes divine when drizzled over seared bok choi and tofu too!
olive oil – You can also use a neutral oil like grapeseed oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil or canola oil.
honey dijon mustard – This is a nice, sweet dressing, but if you would like your dressing a little less sweet, feel free to use a spicy brown mustard or dijon.
soy sauce – You can make this dressing gluten-free by substituting soy sauce with Bragg’s Liquid Aminos.
apple cider vinegar – make sure to use vinegar, and not simply apple cider.
honey – again, this is a sweet dressing, but if you would like to only use honey mustard to sweeten it, feel free to leave this ingredient out.
sesame oil – Most sesame oils have a fairly strong flavor. If you would like the sesame on the lighter side, just add a little less, and a little more olive oil.
My very favorite salads for this dressing are my colorful Thanksgiving Beet Salad with Anjou Pear and my Festive Christmas Salad with Candied Pecans!
I hope you enjoy this delicious apple cider vinaigrette as much as I do!
A Little More Salad Inspiration
Apple Cider Vinaigrette Dressing
- 1 small container or jar – with lid
- 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. sesame oil
- 1 tsp. soy sauce
- 1 tsp. honey dijon mustard
- ½ tsp. honey
- Add 2 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tbsp. sesame oil, 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp. soy sauce, 1 tsp. honey dijon mustard and ½ tsp. honey to a jar with a lid. Shake vigourously and serve.
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