Maple Syrup Dressing is a delightful and versatile dressing that pairs perfectly with roasted vegetables, shredded greens, leafy salads, and rice salads. It strikes a beautiful balance between tangy and slightly sweet, as it incorporates maple syrup as the sweetener. This dressing can be stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks, making it ideal for preparing a generous batch.
While the ingredients in this dressing are quite standard, the magic lies in the use of maple syrup, which adds a touch of uniqueness. When you mention that you’ve created a salad with Maple Syrup Dressing, you’ll notice the sparkle of curiosity in people’s eyes, as it transforms an ordinary salad into something special and inviting.
For an even fancier touch, refer to it as a Maple Vinaigrette. This dressing is incredibly versatile and can be used for simple leafy green salads or more substantial ones with roasted vegetables, like a roasted pumpkin and rocket (arugula) salad. The rich dressing wonderfully complements the golden roasted pumpkin and adds a delightful contrast to the peppery rocket lettuce, resulting in a truly delightful combination.
Feel free to add a crumble of feta or goat cheese, along with some pumpkin seeds, to enhance the salad even further. This dressing would also be a perfect fit for a Roasted Sweet Potato Salad, as its tangy nature beautifully complements the sweet roasted potatoes.
The best part is that this Maple Syrup Dressing keeps for weeks in the fridge due to its long-lasting ingredients. The recipe’s simplicity is what makes it so enduring, with a standard 1:3 vinegar to oil ratio, sweetened with maple syrup, and thickened with mustard.
Once you try it, you’ll fall in love with this dressing! Prepare a generous batch to keep on standby, as it’s bound to become a staple in your kitchen.