It is no secret that I am on a mission to help you never have to buy a salad dressing from the store again. Today’s recipe, Maple Dijon Salad Dressing, is the newest recipe to my collection of homemade salad dressing recipes.
Why Should You Make This Recipe?
This maple mustard dressing recipe is an easy recipe that takes less than 5 minutes to make. Below are a few other reasons why it is worth a try:
- You know what goes in there: A great salad starts with a great dressing. Most store-bought dressings are made with low-quality ingredients, added sugar, and preservatives. When you make your own homemade salad dressing, you know everything that goes into it. Plus, it is such a simple dressing that you can make with basic pantry staples.
- It stores well: Make a batch of this maple mustard vinaigrette as a part of your meal prep, keep it in an airtight container (such as a mason jar) in the fridge, and use it throughout the week.
- The perfect balance of sweet, savory, and tangy all at the same time: While most people consider this vinaigrette to be an all-purpose fall harvest salad dressing, I use it throughout the year, especially in some of my favorite salads that use fresh or dried fruit as an ingredient.
The ingredient list for this maple salad dressing consists of just a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
So, go grab pure maple syrup, dijon mustard, fresh garlic, apple cider vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt, and black pepper.
How To Make This Recipe?
The process of making this maple dijon salad dressing could not be more straightforward.
Simply place all ingredients in a bowl and give it a whisk until creamy. Alternatively, you can place everything in a mason jar, put the lid on and give it a vigorous shake.
How To Store?
The best way to store this maple dijon mustard dressing is to put it in a jar with a tight-fitting lid in the fridge for up to a week.
Be sure to give it a good shake before using.
Expert Recipe Tips
- Use a Mason Jar: I keep a few small mason jars on hand to store my homemade salad dressings. They are perfect for everyday use and store dressings well in the fridge.
- Multiply the recipe: This maple mustard vinaigrette recipe can be multiplied if you want to make a big batch and use it in every one of your salads throughout the week.
- Adjust the recipe according to your taste buds: The recipe below uses equal parts of maple syrup and apple cider vinegar. If you are after a more tangy dressing, you can use a little bit more vinegar. Start with an additional half tablespoon apple cider vinegar and adjust as necessary.
- Make it a Maple Dijon Sauce: If you are more after a sauce consistency (perhaps for using it as a dipping sauce), I would recommend using double the amount of maple syrup and dijon mustard and using the half amount of olive oil with the rest of the ingredients being the same.
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Maple Dijon Dressing Recipe
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 clove of garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Whisk together maple syrup, dijon mustard, minced garlic, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, salt and black pepper in a small bowl or in a mason jar.
- Give it a whisk (or a vigorous shake). Taste for seasoning and add in more if necessary.
- This recipe makes a little less than 1/2 cup maple dijon salad dressing.
- Store it in a jar with a tight-fitting lid in the fridge for up to a week.
- Use it in green leafy salads, grain bowls, and more.