You know, people have it all wrong. Everybody thinks that what goes into a salad is what makes it so great. Don’t get me wrong, Quality ingredients are important. Beautiful lettuce, and variety of colors and textures all play vital roles in building an awesome salad.
Do you know what takes an ordinary salad to extraordinary? It’s ALWAYS the dressing.
Because lettuce is just lettuce, and veggies are just veggies until you dress ’em up with a little sumthin’ sumthin’!
People tell me all the time about how afraid they are of making homemade salad dressing. I can promise you this. IT’S SO EASY. You know you can trust me on this one. Whisk together a few ingredients and you’ve just elevated your salad game times ten!
I’ve been making this Maple Balsamic Dressing for years and it’s a go-to for whenever I bring a salad to a party or to a friends house for dinner. It’s a little sweet, a little tangy and just the perfect balance of flavors to bring out the best in your salad. Make a big batch to use all week and drizzle it on everything!Print
Step up your salad game with this Easy Maple Balsamic Dressing that’s a perfect everyday dressing for quick and delicious salads.
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1–1.5 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- squeeze of fresh lemon juice
- Whisk everything together until emulsified. Store remaining dressing in the fridge for 1 week.
This recipe makes enough for 1 large salad that feeds about 4 people. Feel free to double or triple the recipe to use throughout the week.
When homemade dressing is stored in the fridge, the oil can sometimes solidify. If this happens, simply leave out at room temperature for about 1 hour then whisk together. Or run dressing jar under warm water to help loosen up the mixture.