Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette

77 Reviews 8 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Ready In

    10 m
Recipe by  stefychefy

“This dressing is good on any salad, especially salads containing chicken or shrimp. It's also a good marinade for pork tenderloin!”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 3/4 cups



  1. Place vinegar, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper into a blender. Pulse to combine, then add the olive oil in a steady stream with the motor running.

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This is awesome - we used this on our salad (baby mixed greens and arugula) the past two nights (with pear slices the first night and avocado the second), and my husband is still raving about it! Having read the reviews first, I used equal parts of balsamic and maple syrup, and a little bit less olive oil(proportionately), but kept the mustard (dijon, because that's what we like best), pepper, and a pinch of the salt. I used my mini-food processer to blend everything together, and it has stayed emulsified (yet not thickened, like mayo); don't know if the processer is what did the trick, but the dressing sticks to the greens, rather than sinking to the bottom of the bowl. Thanks for a great recipe! This will be wonderful with winter salads (sugared nuts, goat cheese) ... yum!

Julia  Garreaud

Julia Garreaud

This Maple Vinaigrette is exactly what I was looking for. A couple of suggestions I would make is to cut the vinaigrette amount down. Plan on at least 1/2 a cup then begin adding to taste. And, DO use REAL Maple Syrup. And I prefer a thick honey mustard (the ones in a jar) over a thinner mustard but that is just my preference. We added Pears, Blue Cheese, Walnuts, and fresh mixed greens. This dressing is the star of a great fall winter salad! This would be good with Apples, goat cheese, pine nuts etc... Great with any fall fruits.



I have such a hard time finding vinaigrette that I like, and this was awesome!! I followed the recipe completely and everyone loved it.I did find out though that the quality of the balsamic can make the difference between being good and being great!! Thank you so much for your recipe

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Amount Per Serving (14 total)

  • Calories
  • 165 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 16 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs
  • 5.2 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 48 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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