Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette – A classic vinaigrette salad dressing made with maple syrup and dijon mustard. It’s wonderful on salads, pastas, and works great as a marinade for meats.
If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me to share this salad dressing recipe with them, I’d be a thousandaire. Still far from the gazillionaire that I will be, but we’re getting closer! 😉
HI-HI! Coming at you twice today, but for a good reason; bacon in a salad AND maple syrup in a vinaigrette! Hollaaaa! ⬅ Can I still say that? Is it giving away my I’m a 90’s child and I loved wearing Cross Colors?!? Oh well!
Because it’s Monday, it’s always fun to start the week with a salad and a salad dressing because it totally fits in with the whole, It’s Monday, and I’m on a diet lie. 🍩
But get this. We can totally do that with this salad dressing. Whisking together some maple syrup with dijon mustard, EVOO and Golden balsamic vinegar (I’m partial to STAR’s golden balsamic) and adding it to an Apple Bacon Salad OR smothering it over some chicken will make for one awesome, waist-friendly din din. Trust me, I’ve done it.
So… see? Picture yourself with a huge platter of your favorite Fall salad tossed with our amazing Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette, sitting on a balcony in Paris, with a cool breeze waving around your Farrah Fawcett hair, while wearing your hot boyfriend’s white dress shirt. 😀 MY dreams are made of thiiiiis….
I have really odd dreams…
So…MAKE THIS. Okay, BYE BYE! xo
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- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons golden balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl; whisk until well combined and thoroughly incorporated.
- Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
- Place in a jar with a lid and refrigerate for up to two weeks.