Maple Balsamic Dressing

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!

Jar of balsamic and maple dressing on a plate.

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.

  1. Place the balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and garlic in a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
  2. Continue whisking and drizzle in the olive oil until emulsified and completely combined. Taste, and add salt and pepper.
  3. Enjoy on your favorite salad, veggies, or as a marinade.
Maple syrup, mustard, and garlic in a bowl.
Maple balsamic vinaigrette in a white dish.

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.

Close up view of salad dressing in a jar.

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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Jar of maple balsamic dressing.

Maple Balsamic Dressing

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Author: Kim
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 5 Servings

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 small garlic clove, pressed or grated
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Place the balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and garlic in a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
    ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
    1 to 2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    1 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.

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Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 2 tablespoons of dressing. Actual calories will vary.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoonsCalories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 0.1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gSodium: 15mgPotassium: 27mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.2mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of More Than Meat and Potatoes and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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