a glass sauce boat filled with dressing on a bed of evergreen branches

Zesty Elixer: The Ultimate Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe to Elevate Your Salads!

This ultra creamy dressing can be whipped up in the blender in amount 5 minutes.

a glass sauce boat filled with dressing on a bed of evergreen branches
This dressing will change your life.

Eight ingredients.

Throw it in a blender.

Adjust for more bite or more sweetness.

Store in a jar in the fridge for 2 weeks.


By the way, you will thank me for this recipe. Your kids will want to eat all their vegetables when slathered with this dressing.

Indulge in a dressing or dip that strikes the perfect balance between tangy and sweet. This mouthwatering apple cider vinaigrette (made with Pine & Palm Kitchen’s own vinegar) is the secret ingredient your salads have been yearning for. With its crisp apple notes infused with a hint of tangy vinegar and dijon mustard, this dressing will transform ordinary greens into extraordinary flavor explosions.

Whether drizzled over a refreshing summer salad or used to elevate a hearty winter dish, like wild rice and dried fruit, this apple cider vinaigrette is a tantalizing symphony of taste that will leave your taste buds craving more.

a bottle half filled with vinegar

How to use this dressing:

  • As a dip with carrot sticks, broccoli and pepper strips
  • Pour over a salad of crisp greens, endive, goat or blue cheese, walnuts, dried fruit and apples
  • Serve warm as a sauce with a rotisserie chicken
  • Bottle and share with friends as a hostess gift
  • See more ideas in the recipes below

Zesty Elixer: The Ultimate Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe to Elevate Your Salads!

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Recipe by Meggen Arthur Wilson Course: AppetizersCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This tangy and sweet dressing is the only condiment you’ll need in your fridge this year.


  • 1 cup 1 extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 apple cider vinegar

  • 2 TBSP 2 Dijon mustard

  • 3-4 TBSP 3-4 honey

  • 3 cloves 3 garlic, peeled

  • 1 tsp 1 kosher salt

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 pepper

  • 1 tsp 1 smoked paprika


  • Place all ingredients in a blender. Pulse for 20-30 seconds until thick and creamy. Sample a taste. Adjust for sweetness or more tartness to your preference. Pour in an air tight container and chill until needed.
  • Will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Shake well before using.


  • I used raw honey for this dressing. Great for allergy season. Shop for local honey at farmers market or organic grocery store in your area.
  • Use only fresh garlic. Garlic powder or garlic salt will not convey the flavor you want in this dressing.
  • Store in an air tight jar- like a mason jar. Shake well before each use.
a bottle of apple cider vinegar

Have you heard? Pine and Palm Kitchen now has Organic Vinegars for sale.

I have started a new company with some gorgeous bottled vinegars, vanilla extracts and more. You can find all my product line at the Whitefish Farmer’s Market this summer. We hope to be in a commercial kitchen and shipping directly to you soon.

Currently, our apple cider vinegars are- Fuji, Honey Crisp and Pacific Rose. All hand pressed and hand processed. The vinegars are unpasteurized so they have lots of little bacterias that are great for your gut health. We record the PH level right on the label of every batch we produce.

Dishes perfect for this dressing:


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