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!