Apple Cider Vinaigrette ♥ Recipe

Apple Cider Vinaigrette ♥, a no-fat salad dressing, full of fall flavor, lovely with salad greens and fruit. Low Carb. WW0.
graphic button small size size 10 Today's salad dressing recipe: A no-fat vinaigrette made with apple cider, cider vinegar, agave (or honey) and spiked with cinnamon. Weight Watchers zero – yeah, that's zero, nada, no – points, really! Low carb. Not just vegan, "Vegan Done Real". graphic button small size size 10

WAY BACK IN 2008 When it comes to food, we're all creatures of habit in our own ways. My way, these days, is to experiment with one new salad dressing recipe after another – this after years of making the same salad dressing again and again and again. Granted, it's a concept recipe, so no night's salad was ever the same as the last. Still.

This latest salad dressing is so perfect for fall, just as autumn's apples and apple cider are beginning to reach the markets. (Peaches? So last summer!) It couldn't be simpler to make! Plus, if you're looking for a guilt-free dressing, this is it. There's no oil (although for anyone who likes, it's quite lovely whisked with a little good olive oil, too) and it's sweetened with agave, the plant-based low-glycemic sweetener especially appreciated by vegans (who don't eat honey), carb watchers and diabetics.

UPDATE Call me smitten with this dressing! Last year, I kept a jar of Apple Cider Vinaigrette in the fridge all winter long! I also took to whisking in a tablespoon of good olive oil into three or four tablespoons Apple Cider Vinaigrette. It practically pops, like fall acorns falling on pavement!


Hands-on time: 5 minutes
Time to table: 24 hours
Makes 1-1/2 cups

1 cup apple cider
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup agave (or honey, if you prefer)
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Mix all ingredients, stirring until the agave liquifies. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours. Use to dress salad greens. Keeps several weeks.

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  1. The apples are coming! Fall is near!

    Lisa from Show Me Vegan referred me to your blog. Thanks for the lovely recipe!

  2. That looks delish! How long do you think you could store it?

  3. The recipe said it could be stored for several weeks. It's already been in my own fridge for more than that, no signs of anything off at all.

  4. This would be wonderful on a salad of spinach, apples and candied walnuts.

  5. Divine! Love the simple things in life.

  6. Hooray for autumn and all things apples! At Kitchen Caravan we dedicated the last week of September to apples and ciders, as part of our Local Eating Month, and went to upstate New York to check out some local orchards. You can learn more about the processes at

    Enjoy the fall!
    -Anastasia from Kitchen Caravan

  7. Thank you! this sounds fantastic. I am always looking for homemade fat free dressings!


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