Creamy Apple Cider Vinegar & Basil Dressing

by | Nov 22, 2018 | Dips & Sauces, Salads

This Creamy Apple Cider Vinegar & Basil Dressing will make any of your fresh green salads burst with flavour. It also pairs exceptionally well with quinoa.

If you’re looking for a really tasty homemade salad dressing, then this one is the one for you. Actually, all of these one’s are.

But this one in particular has a special place in my heart because it’s always been my go-to! It never fails to make any salad super tasty. It’s a classic oil & vinegar blend but with an addition of a couple fun ingredients: dried basil and tahini.

The tahini (sesame seed paste/butter) is optional, but I highly recommend it. It gives this dressing an extra nutty flavour and creamy consistency that’s too good to pass up. Plus, there’s some great reasons to add more sesame seeds into your diet. They’re:

  • a great source of calcium
  • a great source of other heart-healthy minerals such as copper, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc
  • rich in hormone-friendly lignans
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Creamy Apple Cider Vinegar & Basil Dressing

A creamy blend of apple cider vinegar, basil and tahini to make all your fresh green salads burst with flavour.

Course Dressing, Salad
Prep Time 3 minutes
Author Meghan Livingstone

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 4 tsp tahini *optional but delicious!

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to bowl except oil and combine.

  2. Slowly incorporate the olive oil into mixture while whisking. This helps emulsify the vinegar + oil evenly.

  3. Use right away or store in airtight container in fridge for up to 4 weeks.

Want some more salad dressing inspiration? Try these:

Did you try this recipe? How did it turn out? Tag me on Instagram @meghanlivingstone!

by Meghan Livingstone

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6 Comments

  1. Mariah Ransom

    What other substitute for maple syrup if I do not have one? will coconut sugar work?

    Reply
    • Meghan

      Hey Mariah – you could use honey! Coconut sugar would also work although I’m not sure how smooth it would mix up.

      Reply
  2. Ana

    5 stars
    Really good and easy!

    Reply
    • Meghan

      Glad you liked it Ana!

      Reply
  3. Silviq

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious and super easy to make!

    Reply
    • Meghan

      I’m so happy you loved this recipe!

      Reply

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MEGHAN LIVINGSTONE, CNP

Hi, I’m Meghan. I’m a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, blogger, and YouTuber with a passion for healthy, simple living. I’m here to inspire you to listen to your body, eat mindfully and wholesomely, and create a fulfilling life that’s completely unique to you.

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