Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette

This is my favourite go-to recipe for salad dressing. Everyone loves it, my friend was literally eating it with a spoon. It's super simple to make and it's not heavy and mayo-ey like every other salad dressing in town. You can choose to go fancy shmancy or simple, whatever you like! Also, it's super changeable to whatever you have in the house (hmm, sound familiar? like every other recipe I have on this blog!) Improvise is my middle name! Vinaigrettes traditionally have a little vinegar and a lot of olive oil. I personally like my dressings to have more of a tang, so I've changed it up. Who needs rules anyway?

Maple- Dijon Vinaigrette:

2 tbsp dijon mustard (you can also use a grainy mustard)
3 tbsp real maple syrup (you can sub honey or maybe even agave, haven't tried)
1/4 cup red wine vinegar (or white wine, or balsamic- gives it a stronger flavour)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

In a small bowl, mix together dijon mustard and maple syrup. Combine the vinegar, and then slowly whisk in the olive oil. Taste! This is important! Some people like the dressing more mild, more sweet, more tangy; it all depends on what you like. Drizzle dressing over a romaine lettuce salad.  It's good just the way it is. If you want to go fancy, top salad with candied pecans (roughly chopped or left whole), and/or pomegranate seeds, and if you are having a dairy meal, you can put in chunks of creamy goat cheese! Yum!!!


  1. mmm sounds lovely def. going to prepare this sometime soon! thanks for sharing the recipe! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @

  2. anytime! thanks for the comment!