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Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing

Elevate your vegan salads with this zesty Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing. Simple, oil-free, and bursting with flavor.

Are you tired of the same old salads? Looking for a quick, oil-free dressing that will add a burst of flavor to your leafy greens? Look no further. This Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing is a tangy, zesty delight that you’ll want to drizzle over all your vegan creations. It’s so versatile, and the best part is, it takes only a minute to prepare. Plus, it’s a healthy alternative to oil-based dressings, making it perfect for those who follow a vegan lifestyle. In this post, we’ll share the recipe for this fabulous dressing, discuss its benefits, and explore creative ways to use it.


oil-free Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing


Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

  1. Low in Calories: If you’re watching your calorie intake, this oil-free dressing is a great choice. It’s light on calories but big on taste.
  2. Boosts Digestion: Apple cider vinegar is known for its potential digestive benefits. It may help with indigestion and bloating, making it a perfect addition to your salads.
  3. Balances Blood Sugar: The addition of agave provides a hint of sweetness without spiking blood sugar levels. A great choice for those concerned about sugar intake.
  4. Flavorful and Versatile: The tangy flavor of apple cider vinegar, combined with the zing of lemon juice, makes this dressing a versatile companion for various salads.
  5. Heart-Healthy: Since it’s oil-free, it’s heart-healthy and fits perfectly into a vegan lifestyle.

Creative Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing

  1. Classic Green Salad: Drizzle this dressing over a bed of fresh greens, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber slices for a classic, healthy salad.
  2. Grain and Bean Bowls: Use it as a dressing for grain and bean bowls, adding a refreshing twist to your Buddha bowls.
  3. Marinade: Marinate tofu or tempeh in this dressing before grilling for a flavorful and tangy kick.
  4. Coleslaw: Jazz up your coleslaw with this zesty dressing for a tasty side dish.
  5. Cucumber Salad: Create a quick cucumber salad by tossing sliced cucumbers in this dressing, adding some dill for extra freshness.

Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or just exploring plant-based options, our Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing is a must-try addition to your culinary repertoire. It’s simple to make, packed with flavor, and offers various health benefits. Start enjoying healthier, tastier salads today with Tasty Vegan Life’s Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing!


oil-free Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing recipe

Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing

This oil-free vinaigrette is something I always keep available in my fridge. It is simple and quick to make and works best with all different kinds of green salads.
Course Dips and Dressings


  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • 1 clove of garlic finely minced (optional)


  • Add everything to a jar and shake it up. That's it 😉
  • Store in the fridge and mix well every time before using it.
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