Apple Dijon Dressing With Maple Syrup + Shallots | Tired of boring salads? Make this sweet and tangy apple Dijon dressing with maple syrup and fresh minced shallots and never be short on flavor again. Simply shake these 5 ingredients together and toss over your favorite kale salad. Easy to double and triple.
This simple Dijon vinaigrette pairs perfectly with hardy sturdy kale and cabbage.
This homemade salad dressing is super easy to double or triple, making it perfect for weekly meal prep and meal planning.
When we’re talking about things you can make yourself, at home, salad dressings are probably among the easiest and most versatile recipes you can choose. There are so many different flavor combinations and endless salad recipes you can create with a handful of simple ingredients.
Switching to a plant-based lifestyle can mean for some, that they are buying less processed store-bought items like bottles of dressing, especially of the creamy variety. Sometimes the ingredients just aren’t ones we want to use.
On the flip side, sometimes they are and there’s nothing wrong with buying salad dressing.
For me though, plant-based eating is simpler. I love cooking and I love bold flavors. And having some simple recipes that are good building blocks for my week makes life go smoothly. And it doesn’t get simpler and more wholesome than this 5 ingredient flavorful kale salad dressing.
This is a brief overview of the ingredients used in this recipe followed by substitution ideas. Read the recipe card for measurements.
Make sure to finely mince the shallots so that they blend easily into the dressing.
Add the shallots to a jar.
Add the Dijon mustard. I like one with some texture. Horseradish Dijon is also good!
Next add the maple syrup.
Then add the apple cider vinegar.
Finally, add the olive oil. Season the dressing with a pinch of kosher salt and some freshly ground black pepper.
Add the lid and shake the dressing until it’s well blended.
Tips for Making Salad dressing
What to serve with Apple Dijon Dressing
Vinaigrettes can be used for more than just salad recipes, although it is perfect for my Kale Crunch Salad because that’s what I created the recipe for. You can also drizzle this over roasted veggies or over a grain bowl for a delicious punch of flavor. Try it on roasted potatoes!
Looking for more easy vegan dressing recipes?
Try me Greek Dressing.
Store this dressing in the fridge. Let it sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes before using. Olive oil can change in color and consistency when stored in the fridge. Shake the dressing well before using.
Yes! Vinaigrettes are great used as marinades. Coat veggies in this dressing before and after roasting.
Apple Dijon Dressing
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 shallot - finely diced
- Finely mince the shallots.
- Add all ingredients to a jar with a lid and shake well.
- Store in the fridge and let sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes before using.
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