From salad dressings all blessings flow.
Recently I have been attempting to step up my salad dressing game.
I eat so many different cold pasta salads & salads throughout the year and all of them require a delicious dressing to complete the meal. My go to when eating out is either oil & vinegar or a vinaigrette of some kind. Basically, the lighter the dressing the better.
One day when making a salad for lunch I ran out of red wine vinegar . After a brief moment of panic I realized I had apple cider vinegar in my pantry.
I began using apple cider vinegar to help with digestion issues a few years ago. Every morning I would take a “shot” of warm water, ACV & honey to start my day. I had never used it in a dressing before and boy, was I missing out!
Apple cider vinegar adds a nice bite to my vinaigrette AND the health benefits that come with it aren’t bad either.
Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits:
I won’t bore you with all 20+ of the benefits associate with ACV but I will give you a few:
- lowers blood pressure
- reduced inflammation (arthritis)
- reduces glucose levels for diabetics
- curbs appetite so aids to weight loss
- can treat acid reflux and heartburn
You can read more about its benefits here!
Allow your dressing to chill in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes before serving. It just tastes better cold, trust me.
This vinaigrette is not only delicious, but it takes all of 5 minutes to make!
It also travels really well. I use it in preparation for my “BLT” Shaved Brussel Sprouts Chopped Salad because I can add the dressing the night before and it holds well without wilting the brussel sprouts!
If you are looking for a quick, easy and healthy salad dressing, this Apple Cider Vinaigrette is for you.
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp dijion mustard
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
Into small bowl (or mason jar with lid) add all ingredients.
Whisk (shake) to combine. This will make 1/2 cup of dressing (a little goes a long way with this dressing!)
Allow to chill in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes before serving. ENJOY!