I know there is an entire slew of humans who've already boarded the ACV bandwagon. But if you, like me, are slow to know the science behind nutritional powerhouses, let's chat a sec.
Apple Cider Vinegar--particularly the unfiltered stuff (like Braggs) is linked to dozens (or, if you believe the internets...hundreds) of remarkable benefits. An excerpt from the Braggs folks themselves...
The versatility of ACV as a powerful body cleansing agent is legendary. It’s been traced to Egyptian urns as far back as 3000 B.C. The Babylonians used it as a condiment and preservative, while Julius Caesar’s army used ACV tonic to stay healthy and fight off disease. The Greeks and Romans kept vinegar vessels for healing and flavoring. It was used in Biblical times as an antiseptic and a healing agent and is mentioned in the Bible. In Paris during the Middle Ages, it was sold from barrels by street vendors as a body deodorant, healing tonic and a health vinegar drink.
Even Christopher Columbus and his crew on his voyage to discover America in 1492 had their vinegar barrels for prevention of scurvy as did the soldiers in the American Civil War. For centuries in Japan, the feared Samurai warriors drank it for strength and power. ACV has been used for thousands of years not only for health reasons, but also as a cleansing agent to remove bacteria, germs, odors, and even stains and spots. (via Apple Cider Vinegar: Miracle Health System)
Needless to say, with so many promising body boosts, I've started adding ACV more regularly to our daily eats. And this is one of the easiest ways.
A simple salad dressing that goes on everything, tastes good on everything, and even works as a marinade. Based on my classic French-inspired Perfect Vinaigrette, this one is worth adding to every salad you've ever made ever.
ACV Salad Dressing
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My go-to dressing. This stuff tastes great on everything. Prep a big ol' mason jar of the stuff and keep it in the fridge for quick drizzling.
Makes 1 cup | 5 Minutes
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup avocado oil or olive oil
- 3-4 garlic cloves, very finely chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all together. Keep in fridge until ready to use.
- Add herbs. Upgrade the flavor with fresh chopped cilantro, basil, rosemary or chives.
- Add flavor. Toss in any savories (like green, sweet or purple onions ,or diced shallots) or add a small amount of fresh citrus or flavored olive oil for a flavor swap.
- Make it sweet. Add a bit of raw honey, agave or pure maple syrup, if using sweeteners, for a sweet twist.