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Square side shot of a bottle of homemade pepper jelly vinaigrette.
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Pepper Jelly Vinaigrette

A sweet, tangy, and zesty homemade dressing to jazz up your next salad!
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword homemade vinaigrette, pepper jelly vinaigrette
Prep Time 4 minutes
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Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 6 servings (about 13 tablespoons)
Calories 103.1kcal
Author Blair Lonergan



  • Combine all of the ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid or in a medium bowl.
    Ingredients for pepper jelly vinaigrette recipe in a glass mason jar.
  • Vigorously shake or whisk until completely combined.
    Square side shot of a bottle of homemade pepper jelly vinaigrette.
  • Serve immediately on a salad, or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. The ingredients will separate as the dressing sits, so shake or whisk again before using.
    Horizontal side shot of pepper jelly vinaigrette on a romaine salad.


  • Look for red pepper jelly for a mild flavor or try a hot pepper jelly if you like a spicy taste.
  • Taste the vinaigrette before serving and adjust the seasoning as needed. It might need a little bit more salt or some ground black pepper. You might also want to add dried herbs or chopped fresh herbs, minced shallots, garlic or garlic powder, or cayenne or red pepper flakes (to make it even spicier).
  • Scale this recipe to make more or less. For instance, if you just want enough for one salad, you can cut all of the ingredients in half. Alternatively, you can prepare a larger batch by doubling the ingredients and keep the extra dressing in your fridge to enjoy all week.
  • If you have leftover vinaigrette, use the pepper jelly dressing as a marinade or glaze for grilled chicken or grilled shrimp. It creates a sweet and spicy char!


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 103.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.4g | Fat: 8.6g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.2g | Sodium: 209.2mg | Potassium: 6.8mg | Sugar: 7.4g