Sweet and Tangy All Purpose Salad Dressing
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Sweet and Tangy Salad Dressing

This sweet and tangy salad dressing is one you'll want to keep on hand.. It can easily be adapted to any type of salad: Greek, Italian or a creamy dressing. Great flavor and goes with just about everything!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: All Purpose Salad Dressing, Easy Salad Dressing, Sweet and Tangy Salad Dressing
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 80kcal
Author: Anecia Hero - SmartyPantsKitchen


  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • pinch of salt


  • In a small saucepan, bring all ingredients to a boil; combine well
  •  Store in refrigerator or us immediately as a warm dressing for wilted salads


The flavor of this versatile dressing can be easily altered by adding additional spices and/or herbs. Here are some ideas:
  • Greek: add a clove of garlic to the sugar/vinegar mixture; then add dried oregano and black pepper to the mixture, store in fridge
  • Italian: add a clove of garlic to the sugar/vinegar mixture: then add a tablespoon of dried Italian seasonings and shredded Parmesan to the mixture; store in fridge
  • Creamy: once dressing has cooled, add plain yogurt, buttermilk or mayonnaise to the mixture; combine well; chill in fridge
Another way to use this dressing is to pour it over red onion, avocado, tomato, sweet yellow onion, radishes and/or cucumbers and allow to chill in fridge; serve as a cold side dish


Calories: 80kcal