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This delicious homemade maple dijon vinaigrette dressing is made with 5 simple, healthy ingredients. It’s lightly creamy in texture, yet vegan/dairy-free. Super versatile, it pairs with everything from salads, grilled veggies, proteins, and more!

Maple dijon vinaigrette dressing in a small glass jar.

This salad dressing is made with maple syrup and dijon mustard, two ingredients that pair well with SO many ingredients. It’s one of those go-to dressings that can be added to all types of salads. So far, I’ve paired it with my apple cranberry salad as well as my potato green bean salad – two options for you to try 🙂

As always, if you need more inspiration, I’ve included additional serving ideas for you below.

Want more dietitian-designed dressing recipes? Check out my roundup of healthy homemade sauces + dressings for more ideas. This balsamic vinaigrette and this miso salad dressing are other reader favourites!

Maple dijon vinaigrette dressing in a small glass jar.

Ingredients needed & possible substitutions

All you need to make this maple dijon dressing recipe are 5 simple ingredients (plus salt + pepper):

  1. Olive oil: A high-quality extra virgin olive oil provides a source of heart-healthy fats that helps to make a salad more filling and satisfying, while also helping your body to absorb any fat-soluble nutrients in the salad itself.
  2. Maple syrup: Adds a touch of sweetness to balance out the more acidic flavours and provides that distinct “maple” flavour!
  3. White wine vinegar: Used to provide acidity to this salad dressing. I find white wine vinegar has a slightly milder flavour, but you could likely swap it with apple cider vinegar as well.
  4. Dijon mustard: In general, mustard helps to emulsify and thicken a salad dressing. In this case, it also provides the distinct “dijon” flavour that we’re looking for! I personally used a smooth/creamy dijon (versus grainy) that is milder in taste (not too spicy).
  5. Garlic powder: I like the way garlic powder integrates smoothly into salad dressing, but you could use freshly minced garlic cloves as well.

Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post!

Recipe ingredients in small white bowls.

Tips for making maple dijon salad dressing

  1. There are two ways you can make this salad dressing. The first, is by adding all the ingredients to a small glass jar with a lid and shaking vigorously. I love cleaning out old jam jars for this purpose!
  2. If you don’t have any jars available, you can simply whisk the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  3. Separation of the oil from the other ingredients is normal. Simply give the dressing a good shake or whisk before using it.
  4. This dressing can harden/thicken a little bit when you store it in the fridge. Simply take it out before preparing your salad – this will give it some time to come down to room temperature and therefore thin out again 🙂
All dressing ingredients on a white bowl before whisking together.

What to serve this dressing with

  1. Salads – this is an obvious first! I originally made this recipe with this Potato Green Bean Salad. It goes SO well together, but it’s truly one of those dressings that goes well with most salads. I think it would taste so good with salads with a bit of fruit in them (like blueberries or strawberries), avocados, shredded carrots, steamed beets, cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, nuts, shredded cabbage, whole grains, crumbled cheeses…the list goes on!
  2. Pasta salads – mix this with your favourite small pasta shape, some chopped up raw veggies (like cucumbers + tomatoes), some leafy greens (like spinach or arugula), and a protein (like shrimp or hard-boiled eggs)!
  3. Roasted or grilled veggies – this would taste fabulous over something like grilled zucchini or bell peppers.
  4. Proteins – this dressing would go well paired with certain proteins, like salmon, shrimp, chicken, or hard-boiled eggs. You can either add them to a salad OR pair them with some roasted veggies + potatoes, then drizzle the dressing overtop of everything to add flavour!
Potato green bean salad on a white plate.

Storage notes

You can store this homemade maple dijon dressing in a jar with an airtight lid. It will keep in the fridge for about 2 weeks.

Separation is normal – simply give it a good shake before using!

Maple dijon vinaigrette dressing in a small glass jar.

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This homemade maple dijon vinaigrette dressing is made with 5 simple, healthy ingredients. It's lightly creamy, vegan, and pairs with everything from salads, grilled veggies, and more.
Maple dijon vinaigrette dressing in a small glass jar.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all dressing ingredients into a jar with a lid or in a small bowl. Shake or whisk to combine, adjusting seasonings to taste.
  • Serve as desired (see post for ideas) or store in the fridge for later!

Notes

*SERVINGS/YIELD: This recipe as written yields approximately 1.25 cups of dressing, or about 4-8 servings depending on how much you enjoy adding to your salad!
*STORAGE:
  • You can store this homemade maple dijon dressing in a jar with an airtight lid. It will keep in the fridge for about 2 weeks.
  • Separation of the oil from the other ingredients is normal. Simply give the dressing a good shake or whisk before using it.
 
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS:
  • White wine vinegar has a slightly milder flavour, but you could swap it with apple cider vinegar if needed.
  • I like the way garlic powder integrates smoothly into salad dressing, but you could use freshly minced garlic cloves as well. I’d start with 2 large cloves, then add from there according to taste preferences!
 
*SERVING IDEAS: This salad dressing is super versatile! Please see the blog post above for a list of serving ideas 🙂

Nutrition

As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.

Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.

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