Rating: 4.7 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is my favorite dressing of all time and I usually make a largish batch and store in the fridge - it is sweet and sharp and tastes especially great with bitter greens. The trick is to finely grate the garlic (I use a Microplane®) plus the secret ingredient, maple syrup. I like my dressings sweet, but just use less maple syrup if you like your dressings more tart.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and maple syrup in a small bowl or cup until well blended. Mix in mustard and grated garlic. Season with salt and pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

94 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 8.4g; fat 6.8g; sodium 98.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2019
Delicious dressing! I had it with baby spinach dried cranberries candied pecans and gorgonzola cheese. I cut back a little on the maple syrup. Sometimes you have to change things a little to suit your own taste preference. Thanks Barbara. I'll surely make this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/05/2019
It was too sweet for me. Read More
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2019
Delicious dressing! I had it with baby spinach dried cranberries candied pecans and gorgonzola cheese. I cut back a little on the maple syrup. Sometimes you have to change things a little to suit your own taste preference. Thanks Barbara. I'll surely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2019
This is exceptionally good! I made a big batch and am very pleased with it. It's mild and compliments the salad without overpowering it. It's a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2020
I always make a recipe as written the first time.I thought that it was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/05/2019
It was too sweet for me. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2021
This was a great recipe. I did not have everything to match the ingredients exactly. I realized I had run out of white wine vinegar and ended up using apple cider vinegar. I also couldn't find my sesame seeds, so I substituted poppy. Turned out great. Nice balance of sweet and tart. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2019
Tripled the recipe as I made a large salad for a group. Although I held back a third helping of maple syrup as this was the first time using this recipe and wasn t sure if the sweetness would be acceptable to all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2022
This dressing is so good! Didn’t change a thing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2018
this was really really good! will make often and quick and easy to make. Read More