A while back, I published a neat infographic focused on a 2-Day Post Holiday Detox that got a lot of attention on Pinterest.
I received emails asking for a recipe for Apple Cider Vinaigrette, a key ingredient in the 2-Day Detox, so I decided to post my recipe to the blog.
But before I do, I wanted to share a few key points on some of the health benefits of apple cider vinegar.
Some people believe:
1. Apple Cider Vinegar may lower glucose levels
2. Apple Cider Vinegar may lower cholesterol
3. Apple Cider Vinegar may lower blood pressure
4. Apple Cider Vinegar may lower your chances for certain types of cancers
5. Apple Cider Vinegar may help you lose weight
While some serious “dieters” will just pour Apple Cider Vinegar straight onto their salad, I prefer to mix a little bit of ingredients together and make a yummy vinaigrette. Here’s a VERY simple recipe. Remember, the key is adjust flavorings/amounts to your liking, but here’s a starter to get you going.
Apple Cider Vinaigrette
2-4 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 Cup of Olive Oil (or more to taste)
Sweetener to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste
Garlic powder to taste
Splash of lemon juice (optional)
Zest of 1/2 lemon (optional)
Dijon mustard to taste (optional)
Pour apple cider vinegar into bowl. Slowly whisk in oil (keep tasting until you achieve the balance you prefer– I enjoy more on the tart side). Add your sweetener, salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. For that added zing, add a splash of lemon juice. For an extra added zing, add zest of 1/2 lemon.
The key to great apple cider vinaigrette for me is to adjust the flavorings until you get the flavor you desire. Most times I prefer a tart and sweeter vinaigrette and other times I opt for a subtle, smooth tasting dressing. It really depends on what you’re serving it with and your mood! Enjoy!
I’d love to hear how you adjust the recipe to your liking.