I normally don’t add salad dressing to my salads. I figure, why add extra calories and chemicals (from commercial salad dressings) when it isn’t needed? I like the taste of most salads on their own. If I really think my salad needs a little something, I would probably squirt a little fresh lemon or orange juice onto the greens.
With that said, I did recently make and add this easy maple vinaigrette to a salad after seeing the recipe in a piece about maple syrup in Real Simple magazine! I love maple syrup and I happened to have all the ingredients on hand when I saw the recipe in the magazine.
I think it is worth sharing…easy, tasty, and healthful! Thank you Real Simple (recipe credited to Julia Levy)!
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 ½ Tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
Combine all ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake until well combined. Toss with salad greens.
I have decided using a homemade salad dressing on my daily salad once in a while is a nice change!
Thanks for stopping by! Remember to take pleasure in simple things…like a homemade salad dressing! Jackie xo