Make this Maple Dijon Vinaigrette to drizzle over any fall salad! This dressing uses only 5 ingredients that are common pantry staples.
When testing out our Beetroot and Butternut Squash Salad this maple mustard dressing was the perfect choice.
Maple Dijon Dressing is delicious when drizzled over roasted root veggies or these Sous Vide Beets.
The combination of maple syrup and mustard suits a fall/winter salad. This dressing is best tossed with dark leafy greens like arugula, spinach, or kale.
Dijon and whole-grain mustard make this the Best Maple Dijon Dressing. Both mustards add flavor, but the whole-grain mustard adds a nice texture and body to this vinaigrette.
When you get comfortable making homemade salad dressings, you will never buy store-bought again. Try our White Balsamic Dressing, Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette, Everything But Bagel Dressing, and Whole30 Ranch Dressing.
⭐️ Why You'll Love This Recipe
- The combination of Dijon and Whole-Grain Mustard gives this dressing the best flavor!
- The perfect salad dressing for the fall/winter dark leafy greens (kale, arugula, and spinach).
- Use a mason jar to store maple-dijon dressing and enjoy it throughout the week.
Here is a visual overview of this recipe's maple dijon dressing ingredients. Scroll to the recipe at the bottom for quantities.
- Maple Syrup - Use good quality maple syrup for the best flavor. I use a Grade A Pure Maple Syrup.
- Apple Cider Vinegar - The apple flavor makes for the best fall-inspired dressing. Balsamic vinegar is a good substitution.
- Mustard - We use a Dijon and Whole Grain Mustard for the perfect combination of flavor and texture.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Use a good quality olive oil for the best flavor!
See recipe card for quantities.
🥘 Substitutions & Variations
- Maple Syrup: Swap out syrup for honey if you are not a maple syrup fan or if it's hard to find.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: The only alternative we recommend for this dressing is Balsamic Vinegar.
- Mustard: You can use Dijon mustard, whole-grain mustard, or both.
🔪 Step-By-Step Instructions
Step 1. Mix all ingredients with a whisk in a bowl until combined. Another option is to put the ingredients inside a mason jar and give it a good shake.
👨🏻🍳 Chef Tips
- The best way to store homemade dressings is in a mason jar. Just give the vinaigrette a shake before using.
- Make a small batch of dressing by adjusting this recipe. I will whisk the vinaigrette together in the bottom of the salad bowl if I know there won't be any leftovers.
- Use this dressing on dark leafy greens like arugula, kale, or spinach.
You can drizzle this vinaigrette over roasted root vegetables and Brussels sprouts or on fall salads like the Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad.
Refrigerate in a mason jar for up to 1-week. Make sure to give the dressing a good shake before dressing salads.
Maple Dijon Vinaigrette
- Whisk together maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, whole-grain mustard, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Refrigerate the dressing and store it inside a mason jar.
- Store dressing in a mason jar and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
- This vinaigrette is best served with arugula, kale, and spinach.
- Use both Dijon mustard and whole-grain mustard for the best flavor!