Dressed for Success

maple dijon vinaigrette

someone left that jar ajar

Your favorite grocery store probably has an entire aisle devoted to salad dressings. And while there are plenty of good ones out there, there are just as many as not so good ones. Some taste bad, and others are simply bad for you. (I know–where did this health conscious guy come from??) But you can make your own quick and tasty dressing at home, with ingredients you already have in the pantry. This is one I’ve been making a lot lately, and it’s helping me eat more leafy greens. (There’s that healthy guy again.) I like to pour it over a spring mix and toss in a small handful of walnuts.

Maple Dijon Vinaigrette
3 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
1 teaspoon of maple syrup
1 tablespoon of minced shallot
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
Salt and pepper

Combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, shallot and garlic in a jar and shake well to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour over your favorite leafy greens and enjoy.

8 Comments on “Dressed for Success”

  1. Conor Bofin says:

    Health never looked so good.

  2. Nice to see this post! I never buy store bought dressing! I never thought to use maple syrup in dressing. Thank you for the recipe! I’m going to make this tonight! 🙂

  3. Caroline says:

    Homemade dressing is definitely the way to go! I make one very similar to this–so delicious!

  4. billpeeler says:

    Homemade dressings are definitely the way to go and the maple syrup sounds right on. You could also try some kind of citrus juice to change things up a bit.

  5. Mmm, looks really good. I like the maple kick.

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