This Maple Balsamic Dressing has a bold flavor and is made in minutes. Our Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe is easy to whip up with just 5 common pantry staples, including pure maple syrup for a complex flavor. Use it as a marinade or add it to your favorite salads and veggies!
Maple balsamic vinaigrette is a fresh and flavorful dressing perfect for all of your favorite salads. It’s made from a blend of balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, olive oil, garlic, and a touch of Dijon mustard that come together to create an unforgettable flavor.
It’s great as a dressing on a Spinach Strawberry Salad or for adding some extra flavor to grilled or roasted veggies like our Maple Roasted Carrots.
How to Make Maple Balsamic Dressing:
This dressing is so simple to prepare. It’s tangy and a little sweet. Here’s how we make it!
See the recipe card below for the ingredient amounts and full instructions.
- Place the balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and garlic in a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
- Continue whisking and drizzle in the olive oil until emulsified and completely combined. Taste, and add salt and pepper.
- Enjoy on your favorite salad, veggies, or as a marinade.
Tips for Success:
- Use high-quality balsamic vinegar for the best flavor and a rich vinaigrette.
- Add herbs like thyme, oregano, rosemary, or basil for an interesting flavor contrast.
- Use pure maple syrup, not thick pancake syrup.
- A mason jar with a sealable lid works well in place of a bowl and whisk. You can pour everything in and shake, shake, shake!
- Adjust any of the ingredients to your tastes.
How to Store:
Room Temperature: Store leftover maple balsamic dressing in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Is there a difference between balsamic vinegar and balsamic vinaigrette?
Yes, there is a difference between balsamic vinegar and balsamic vinaigrette. Balsamic vinegar is a type of vinegar in which the main ingredient is grape must.
Balsamic vinaigrette is a salad dressing that contains balsamic vinegar as an ingredient. Make sure you use balsamic vinegar for this recipe.
What are the uses for maple balsamic vinaigrette?
This dressing is used as a marinade, on salads, and on roasted or grilled vegetables, as well as in sauces and other recipes. It has a bold flavor with the perfect balance of sweet maple syrup and tangy balsamic vinegar that makes it unique.
Why did my vinaigrette solidify?
The temperature of the dressing may have gotten too cold and the oil turned from a liquid to a solid.
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- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 to 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 small garlic clove pressed or grated
- ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place the balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and garlic in a small bowl. Whisk to combine.¼ cup balsamic vinegar1 to 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup1 teaspoon Dijon mustard1 small garlic clove
- Continue whisking and drizzle in the olive oil until emulsified and completely combined. Taste, and add salt and pepper.⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
- Serve over your favorite salad.
- Scroll up and see the post for tips, FAQs, and storage information.