A tangy but not-too-sweet vinaigrette that goes well with nearly any seasonal salad. Walnuts may be substituted for the pecans.
Skill Level: Beginner. Serving Size: 1 ½ T. 
Course Condiment
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 160kcal


  • 1 1/4 cup pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, raw
  • 1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup or local honey
  • 1 cup olive oil or grapeseed oil
  • ¼ tsp. salt


  • Toast pecans until fragrant over low heat, 3-5 minutes.
  • Cool pecans for 20 minutes or until cool.
  • Add pecans, vinegar, and maple syrup to food processor and puree for 15-20 seconds or until just blended.
  • Turn on blender and slowly add oil and salt until well combined. Season to taste. Enjoy!


Nutrition Information: Provides antioxidant Vitamin E, heart- and brain-healthy monounsaturated fat, dietary fiber, and magnesium. Gluten-free, dairy free.
Calories: 160, Fat: 16g, Protein: 1g, Carbohydrates: 4g, Fiber: 1g, Added Sugar: 3g, Sodium: 25mg