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Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing

Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing

I love salads, especially in the summer when it is hot and you don’t feel like cooking! I am sharing my favorite salad dressing of all time. It is so delicious! I could almost drink it…ok, maybe not but you get the point!

I usually serve this dressing on mixed greens with candied nuts and fruit. Almonds are my nut of choice but pecans and walnuts are good too. Any fruit will work, but I like using pears or apples, red grapes, and of course Craisins! They make the salad pretty and add a nice sweetness. Go crazy and add some feta cheese too! It makes it really good!

Maple Mustard Dressing

makes 2 cups

4 cloves garlic
1 T Dijon mustard
1 T Grainy mustard
1/3 c real maple syrup
1/3 c imitation maple syrup
1/3 c apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
1 c canola oil

Process garlic, mustards, syrups, vinegar, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor.

With the machine running, pour in oil in a slow steady stream to emulsify.

Serve over salad greens, etc.Store extra dressing in the fridge. It makes a lot!

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17 Responses to “Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing”

  1. 1
    Clumbsy Cookie — August 22, 2008 @ 8:57 am

    I never had maple syrup in a salad! It sounds delicious and i think even a sald hater might enjoy a salad like this!

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    Lori Lynn — August 22, 2008 @ 10:33 am

    I love nuts in my salads, all kinds. This dressing with the maple syrup would be a perfect complement. I look forward to giving it a try.

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    Bridgett — August 22, 2008 @ 11:29 am

    Ohh, no wonder why you love it! All those flavors sound fantastic. I need to give this one a try.

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    Leslie — August 23, 2008 @ 5:08 am

    That salad dressing looks wonderful!
    I love the two maple syrups!

  5. 5
    Poonam — August 23, 2008 @ 3:01 pm

    This one definitely sounds like a great dressing! I like home made dressings, especially because you know what is going into it!

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    Prudy — August 23, 2008 @ 8:30 pm

    I have a maple mustard dressing that I love too, but I’ve got to try your version. It looks and sounds heavenly. Maple just screams fall to me.

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    hot garlic — August 24, 2008 @ 5:50 pm

    What a flavor combination! Intriguing…

    The house looks like it is coming along, don’t forget to post pics of the finished project!

    Those Scones look amazingly good too. I’ve been meaning to make some myself for a while. I am going to make a savory version but I think I might not be able to resist this one you have posted for now!

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    Dragon — August 24, 2008 @ 6:58 pm

    What a great looking salad. I love the addition of maple syrup to the dressing!

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    Anne — August 25, 2008 @ 2:32 pm

    Maple dressing sounds amazing- yum!

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    Elle — August 26, 2008 @ 8:49 pm

    This looks like a fabulous dressing for salads that containc some fruit and/or nuts! Never tried maple syrup in a salad dressing…always a first time.

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    Stacey Snacks — August 30, 2008 @ 7:20 am

    that is a good looking salad!
    I will try that dressing for sure.

    Stacey

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    Erin — August 10, 2011 @ 8:11 am

    Can you omit the imitation maple syrup? I’m trying to use all natural ingredients! Thanks and looks great!

    • Two Peas replied: — August 10th, 2011 @ 9:50 am

      sure, just use all pure maple syrup!

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    summergirl — December 26, 2011 @ 7:52 pm

    Wow! I just made this dressing and it was incredible! I used it over a salad with baby spinach, walnuts, red grapes, feta cheese, and dried cranberries. YUMMY!!

    • Two Peas replied: — December 26th, 2011 @ 9:45 pm

      Glad you liked the salad dressing. It is one of my favorites!

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    jessica — December 16, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    How long would this dressing keep in the fridge?

    • Two Peas replied: — December 16th, 2012 @ 3:41 pm

      You can store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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