Maple Syrup Dressing is a beautiful dressing made with maple syrup that is perfect for everything from roasted vegetables, shredded greens to leafy salads and rice salads. It’s not overly sweet, it’s a lovely balance of tang with a touch of sweet. This keeps for 2 to 3 weeks in the fridge – so make a big batch!
Truth be told, this dressing is pretty standard except for the fact that it uses maple syrup as the sweetener. No fancy ingredients in this, just the usual suspects: vinegar, mustard and olive oil.
But when you tell people that you’ve made a salad with a Maple Syrup Dressing, watch their eyes light up with interest! Not just another salad anymore. This is a salad with Maple Syrup Dressing!
And if you want to get even fancier, don’t just call it a dressing. Call it a Maple Vinaigrette. 😉
This is one of those dressings that is a great all rounder. Use it for simple leafy green salads, or for more substantial salads mad with roasted vegetable. Like this roasted pumpkin and rocket (arugula) salad. The thick dressing gets soaked up by the golden roasted pumpkin and pairs beautifully with the peppery rocket lettuce. SO GOOD!
Oh – wait, I forgot. I added a little crumble of feta (or was it goats cheese?? Either is good!) and some pumpkin seeds, because I had them on hand.
This dressing would also be absolutely PERFECT for this Roasted Sweet Potato Salad. It definitely won’t be too sweet – this Maple Syrup Dressing is more tangy than sweet (though you could sweeten it if you wanted to).
This Maple Syrup Dressing keeps for weeks in the fridge because it’s made with long lasting ingredients. I didn’t adjust the recipe to make it long lasting, this is simply how it’s made. There’s nothing fancy about the recipe, it uses a standard 1:3 vinegar to oil ratio, then it’s just sweetened with maple syrup and thickened with mustard.
You’ll love it! Make a big batch of it so you can keep it on stand by! – Nagi xx
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1½ tsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper
- ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
- ⅔ cup olive oil (extra virigin is ok)
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- ½ tsp salt
- Black pepper
- Place ingredients in a jar. Shake until well combined and creamy.
- Store: Keep in the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks.
- Single Batch: This will dress 4 large handfuls of leafy greens / fresh salad, or about 500g / 1 lb roasted sweet potato or pumpkin place o 2 handfuls of rocket lettuce / arugula.
Don’t miss all the other Ready To Use Dressings I shared! These all last for 2+ weeks, most for 3 weeks. Find them all here.