Make Your Own Salad Dressing! Try this Maple Vinaigrette Recipe

I’m vowing to never buy salad dressing again after realizing how simple and fast it can be to create your own!

My favorite recipe at the moment is a Maple Vinaigrette that I found on the Zesty Cook website. I made a few modifications to it – a little more mustard, a little less oil. I omitted the garlic because I often eat salads for lunch and I don’t want to have garlic breath for the rest of the day.

Maple Vinaigrette
2 T Dijon mustard
1/2 t dried basil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2  cup pure maple syrup
1 T lemon juice
½ c extra virgin olive oil
1 t salt
1 t freshly ground pepper

  • Combine the mustard and basil in a small bowl. Using a whisk, add the vinegar, maple syrup, and lemon juice.
  • Wish in the olive oil and continue whisking until everything is well mixed.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Store in the refrigerator and it will keep for several weeks. The olive oil might coagulate in the fridge, so sure to let it sit out for 10 minutes or so before you use it.

Give it a try! I’d love to hear of any modifications you make and how it turns out 🙂

What’s your favorite homemade salad dressing recipe?


2 Responses to “Make Your Own Salad Dressing! Try this Maple Vinaigrette Recipe”

  1. lailablogs Says:

    sounds delicious .. Laila …

  2. erica Says:

    This is very close to Liquid Gold which is the salad dressing in the book “Becoming Vegan”. Liquid Gold uses flax seed oil and nutritional yeast in addition to what is in this recipe. I use agave nectar but maybe I should try the maple syrup.

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