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12 Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes: Pickles, Dressings, & Drinks

A delicious dozen of Apple Cider Vinegar recipes will boost your intake of the most popular vinegar in the natural health community. ACV’s health benefits are legion, many of which are backed by research (see 23 of these benefits here). It’s become well known as an aid to weight loss, and due to its probiotic properties, it’s a good way to boost gut health. Make sure to use raw, unfiltered, and organic ACV — it’s the ideal kind to use to make these apple cider vinegar recipes — pickled vegetables, salad dressings, and bracing beverages. 

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Pickled vegetables

Here’s a formula for Quick Refrigerator Pickles that you will love — no need for traditional canning methods and equipment! I like to have these in the fridge as often as possible, as a crunchy, nearly calorie-free snack.  

When gardens and markets are bursting with veggies, it’s fun to make these Quick Pickled Vegetables. With a mild sweet and savory brine, this addictive veggie snack just might tempt kids and picky eaters.

Cucumber and Onion Refrigerator Pickles from A Southern Soul pack and extra punch of flavor with a good dose of ACV and briny onions.

Another fabulous ACV-pickled creation, Quick Pickled Peppers features jalapeños and bell peppers is brought to you by Cookie and Kate.

Salad dressings

Sesame-Ginger Salad Dressing gets its tang from ACV (though we also recommend rice vinegar or wine vinegar, our favorite is the former) is perfect for salads served with Asian-style meals. It’s also good on wilted greens and on cold noodle dishes. 

Apple Cider Vinegar Salad Dressing is a simple 5-minute salad dressing by Healthy Seasonal Recipes that features ACV in a tasty, creamy blend. It’s perfect for all kinds of salads and slaws! 

Basic Vinaigrette is an all-purpose olive oil and vinegar dressing for salads, slaws, and marinating. Increase the proportion of vinegar if your prefer a more pungent taste.

Tangy Tahini Dressing, featuring olive oil, tahini, apple cider vinegar, and lemon, makes even the simplest salad shine. Excellent on green salads, slaws, and more.

Tonics and Beverages

Apple Cider “Ginger Ale” is a bracing beverage that has lots of good things in it — ginger, apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice. This just might become your go-to tonic! You can drink it straight, without the seltzer, if you don’t want the fizz.


The One Tonic combines several amazing ingredients in one bracing beverage. They include ginger, lemon, turmeric, rooibos tea, and of course, apple cider vinegar.If you like these flavors separately, you’ll love them together.

 ACV Ginger Switchel by Yuri Elkaim is full of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and electrolytes that instantly invigorate your entire body. 

There are few beverages more hydrating for summer’s hottest days than this fresh Strawberry-Watermelon Slush. With added strawberries, this semi-frozen sweet drink will keep you cool and refreshed. Give it a probiotic boost with ACV!

If you like these apple cider vinegar recipes, including these ACV beverages, here are lots more apple cider drink recipes.

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