Fig Kombucha Vinaigrette for all your salads!

 Fig Kombucha Vinaigrette - make salad dressing using kombucha!

I know what you’re thinking.

Kombucha in my salad dressing? Weird. I can smell your hesitation from across the nation.

But haste: before you write off my ‘bucha sauce, just know this little ditty: this is one of the best salad dressings I’ve ever made. And girl loves herself some homemade salad sauces.

So, I realize not all of you brew kombucha at home. Fear not, you can use store-bought. I’d recommend using Original (unflavored) kombucha in order to get the same result as I did, but flavored ‘booch will work just fine, too.

The point of this whole thing is to replace the vinegar in a vinaigrette with kombucha for a little probiotic infusion. So really, this isn’t a “vinaigrette,” per se, because there’s no actual vinegar in it…it’s more like a bucherette? Kombucherette? Yup, let’s go with that.

 Fig Kombucha Vinaigrette - make salad dressing using kombucha!

For those of us who always have a steady supply of homemade kombucha on hand, this is the perfect place to put excess kombucha. In fact, I’m thinking I should have made ginormous batches of this for holiday gifts for friends. Hindsight is 20/20.

If you’re well-versed in kombucha brewing, you know you sometimes end up with batches that are way too strong to drink. You don’t need to toss these batches! They are great for adding to salad dressing, or even for cleaning your house.

I’ve made this dressing using unflavored kombucha and my Apple Cider Kombucha I showed you a couple months ago. I absolutely love the way the apple cider kombucha turned out in the dressing because it has a cinnamon-y flavor.

If you use unflavored kombucha, you can simply add some cinnamon to get the same effect.  I also used Dalmatia Fig Spread, which sweetened up the dressing and gave it a subtle figgy flavor.

Probiotic salad dressing? Slurp!

Fig Kombucha Vinaigrette

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Kombucha vinaigrette is a probiotic salad dressing recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cups


  • 2/3 cup homemade kombucha
  • 2/3 cup grapeseed or olive oil
  • 1-½ tablespoons fig spread or jam
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Add all ingredients for the salad dressing to a small blender and blend until smooth and creamy.


Serving: 1grams
Author: Julia
Course: Lifestyle
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dressing, healthy, kombucha, probiotics
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Julia Mueller
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Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living,, etc.

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Questions and Reviews

  1. You’re gonna judge me. I haven’t tried kombucha. LIKE EVAH.
    I know, worst person ever. I live under a rock or something.
    BUT, I love me some figs, so I gotta jump on dat train STAT! Pinned!

    1. No judgement here, m’dear! But I will say if we ever meet in real life, the first thing I do after giving you a hug is hand you a kombucha. Kidding. Not kidding 😉

  2. Brilliant! One more way to incorporate probiotics into our diets. And I just happen to have some of that Dalmatia fig spread languishing in my refrigerator. Thanks for a great idea.

  3. I brew kombucha at home and regularly use it in cooking. It makes a great addition to a lot of recipes. This looks like an awesome dressing! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. You totally combined my love of figs and kombucha in a practical way- can’t wait to try this! Jealous of your kombucha brewing skills!

  5. Leave it to you to come up with such a unique idea for bucha! It sounds so delicious, I want to pour it in my mouth and let it drip down my chin and not wipe it off. Ever.

    1. Crusty kombucha vinaigrette chin’s where it’s at. Today, I discovered crusty pancake batter in my hair, so I’d be happy to join you in the vinaigrette slurping fest. Girl’s real sexy over here 😉

  6. This is seriously so creative! I love both the flavors. I’m not normally a vinaigrette person, but I could def make an exception for this beauty!

  7. As if I needed another excuse to buy/drink kombucha! Definitely excited about this. the more of it there is in my life, the merrier!

  8. I am the owner of commercial kombucha company and technically it is still a vinaigrette because the kombucha contains acetic acid made from the acetobacter bacteria. Acetic acid is white vinegar and is one of several organic acids produced during the fermentation process.