Creamy Maple Dressing

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Not salad season, you say? Creamy maple dressing begs to differ. 

Creamy Maple Dressing—You Don’t Really Need a Hard Sell On This One, Do You?

Slightly sweet, this autumnal maple vinaigrette dressing recipe will make a year-round salad eater out of just about anyone. Tangy and rich all at once, keeping a jar of this perfect-for-fall salad dressing around is a guaranteed way to encourage vegetable-eating long into the winter doldrums.

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Five Ingredients + 30 Seconds = Maple-Mustard Dressing

You can call it maple syrup dressing when you’re trying to get your kids to eat their vegetables, and call it maple vinaigrette when you drizzle it over shaved brussel sprouts on Thanksgiving. Whatever you call it, we’re pretty sure it’ll be a fast favorite. In addition to salt and pepper, simply whisk together: 

  • mayonnaise
  • olive oil
  • maple syrup
  • stone-ground mustard
  • apple cider vinegar

And that’s it! You made maple vinaigrette! 

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Maple Syrup Salad Dressing Plays Well With:

Big, balanced flavors make this autumnal vinaigrette recipe an easy favorite. Plus, it keeps well in the fridge (up to two weeks!) so you can make a big batch and use it to dress up whatever vegetables you’ve got around. We especially love to serve this creamy maple vinaigrette with: 

  • That elegant shaved brussel sprout salad we mentioned earlier. 
  • A fall spinach salad, with roasted squash, walnuts and crumbled feta. 
  • Drizzled over whole roasted carrots.
  • Actually, it’s delicious on any and every roasted root vegetables. Your CSA will thank you! 
creamy maple salad dressing in a bowl with a spoon

Tools You’ll Need: 

  • An immersion blender
  • Or, a good bowl and whisk. 

Banish the Bottle(d Salad Dressing)

Once you taste how truly delicious homemade salad dressing can be, there’s no going back to the store-bought, ultra-processed stuff. And that’s a good thing! We hope this salad dressing recipe is a hit in your home—let us know how it goes over! Snap a photo of your finished creamy maple syrup dressing and tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper. Happy eating!

Creamy Maple Dressing

Serves 6

Ingredients

1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp stone ground mustard
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Method

In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients until smooth. Alternatively, blend all ingredients in a jar using an immersion blender. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.