I might be a bit of a salad dressing snob. I LOVE me a good salad, but only when the dressing is done perfectly, otherwise I’ll skip the salad all together. I’m always a big fan of balsamic dressings, especially when they have an interesting twist. A few weeks ago, Brett and I went on a little weekend trip to New Hampshire where we visited some of my favorite restaurants. It was there that I discovered my new FAVORITE salad dressing. This amazing balsamic dressing variation was simply blended with a classic New Hampshire staple: MAPLE SYRUP! Of course, once we got home I started experimenting with different ingredients to replicate the recipe, and I’m proud to report my success! My Maple Balsamic Dressing recipe actually turned out to be super simple, and the taste is unbelievable!
Maple Balsamic Dressing Recipe
recipe will make enough for multiple salad, store in an air tight container for up to 7 days
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup (I used sugar free to save a few calories)
- 2 tbsp. reduced fat mayo
- 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl, drizzle over salad & enjoy! Keep refrigerated.
I love using this dressing over a simple field green salad with toasted almonds. The combination of the sweet dressing with the almonds is fabulous, top with a bit of gorgonzola for an even more savory salad =)