There’s no need to buy bottled salad dressing. If you have olive oil and vinegar in your pantry, you have the base for 1001 variations that can be made in a jiffy, including this simple Maple Vinaigrette. A little sugar is often added to basic vinaigrette, but in this autumnal twist to the classic we’re using a touch of maple syrup instead.
1. In a small bowl whisk the vinegar, salt, pepper, and maple syrup together.
2. Gradually beat in the olive oil until well blended. Taste for sharpness and adjust seasonings, if necessary.
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup (or to taste)
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Ann's Tips and Tricks
I often add water to my dressings to cut down on the oil. If you want your dressing heavier, add an extra spoon of oil instead of the water.
Maple syrup is very sweet. Start by adding just 1 teaspoon of maple syrup to the dressing, taste it, then beat in the other teaspoon if needed.