Have you ever taken a look at the list of ingredients on the back of your salad dressing bottle and went, “What in the world IS some of this stuff???” Now that I know to look, it’s just crazy to me how much extra crap they put in there. As we are striving to clean up our diet and eat more naturally occurring foods, we have discovered the wonderful world of making our own salad dressings. Truly, it’s so easy I can’t believe we didn’t do it earlier. This homemade Garlic Apple Cider Vinaigrette Salad Dressing recipe is a great one to start with – very few ingredients needed and all you have to do is put it in a jar and shake it up and you’re ready to roll!

A whole lot of unrecognizable, non-natural ingredients included in this list. Sorry Hidden Valley Ranch dressing, I still love you but we have to part ways!

We make all sorts of vinagrette dressings, and will be sharing more recipes for you to try in the future. In the meantime, why don’t you give this homemade Garlic Apple Cider Vinaigrette Salad Dressing a spin on our Chicken Cobb Mason Jar Salad? And if you have any good recipes to share, post them in the comments below and we will be happy to share them with our SSL community!

Oh, and one more thing. I was on the hunt for a good lid with a pourable spout for our mason jars and found one that I love at our local Menards. It can also be purchased on Amazon: The Jarware Wide Mouth Drink Lid. Compared to a couple of others I have tried, this one seals tight and doesn’t leak. I use them for our homemade coffee creamers and others sauces as well, and it can be used to take a cold beverage on the go. Multi-purpose, that’s the name of the game. Enjoy, Lifers!

Garlic Apple Cider Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8


  • 2/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Spicy Brown Mustard
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt ground
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper ground


  • Place all ingredients into a mason jar and seal tight with a lid.
  • Vigorously shake the jar until combined – approximately 1 minute.  Oil will separate, so you need to shake it before each use.  Store in refrigerator.