Maple Sherry Vinaigrette
The 2015 maple sugaring season has officially begun! That means I have a brand new maple recipe to celebrate! It is this amazing maple sherry vinaigrette recipe!
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Why We Love Maple Sherry Vinaigrette Recipe
Last night after dinner, Jase set up our evaporator for the season, and I drove the Gator around (now dubbed the Sap Mobile — see below) and collected sap. This is why for the month of March and April Jase calls me the Sap Wench. Should I be offended? I think not, because I feel kinda badass doing it. So sorrynotsorry to say it, sugaring season means that it’s officially time for me to talk about maple even more than I have been! Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Speaking of maple (see how I did that? *wink*), this maple sherry vinaigrette has maple in it. Oh man, you guys. You are going to be so surprised by this when you try it. When I was working on recipes for my upcoming cookbook Maple, 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Featuring Pure Maple Syrup (Quirk Books October 2015) I discovered that sherry vinegar and maple syrup are like totally bffs. They are a match made in heaven. Something about the sherry vinegar, with its woodsy notes make the maple even more mapley. (Wait what, little spell checker you don’t think mapley is a word?)
Try it and you’ll see what I mean. It is pretty amazing. I think I may like this maple sherry vinaigrette more than maple balsamic at the moment. And I have added this recipe to the Best of Healthy Seasonal Recipes. Because, I’m telling you, it is the best! And #mapley!! One quick thing. It is very strong flavored so use less than you think you need, then taste the salad and add more if you want. I think that’s because sherry vinegar is very strong and can kind of knock your socks off.
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How to Make Maple Sherry Vinaigrette From Scratch
Making a homemade vinaigrette is incredibly easy, not to mention the stuff you make yourself is free of all the nasty thickeners, sweeteners, and stabilizers found in the store-bought dressings.
- To make this maple sherry vinaigrette, you simply have to add fresh garlic, maple syrup, olive oil, Dijon mustard, sherry vinegar, and a pinch of salt into a blender.
- Blend it all up until smooth
- Then give it a taste. (You might want to add more salt, depending on your taste preferences).
One word of caution: don’t add more garlic to this vinaigrette recipe, even if you really love garlic. Why? Because raw garlic is incredibly strong, and you don’t want it to overpower this dressing. One small clove is truly all you need, promise!
How to Store Maple Vinaigrette
To store this maple vinaigrette, pour it into a jar or another container that can be sealed tightly. This homemade vinaigrette will keep in the fridge for about a week, maybe a little longer. This dressing is likely to harden in the fridge due to the olive oil; if that happens to yours, just leave it on the counter for 10 to 15 minutes before you plan on using it. Give it a good shake before pouring onto your salad, and enjoy!
More Salad Dressing Recipes:
Egg-Free Caesar Salad Dressing
Light and Creamy Italian Dressing
There are more maple recipes here too if you are looking for sweet inspiration.Print
maple sherry vinaigrette
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 cup 1x
This maple sherry vinaigrette is a paleo, gluten-free and vegan salad dressing recipe. It’s also refined sugar-free and tastes great on any salad!
- 1 small clove garlic, peeled and chopped
- ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup sherry vinegar
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, dark or amber
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
- Puree garlic, oil, vinegar, maple syrup, Dijon and salt in a blender, mini prep, or with an immersion blender in blending jar until completely smooth.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Category: Salads
- Method: Blended
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
- Calories: 81
- Sugar: 5 g
- Sodium: 285 mg
- Fat: 7 g
- Saturated Fat: 1 g
- Carbohydrates: 5 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g
Keywords: sherry vinaigrette, maple vinaigrette, how to make vinaigrette
Yesterday, I had an apple salad at a restaurant with sherry vinaigrette. It was so good that I had to find a recipe for making my own. I found this maple sherry vinaigrette and thought, hm that sounds good. Well, I had no sherry vinegar in the cupboard! So today, I came across a bottle of it at World Market and bought it! I just made your recipe in the dijon mustard jar since I had about a teaspoon left in it. Made for a perfect shaker jar! My proportions are a little off due to the jars size, but, oh my! This is SO good and easy! I am eating it now drizzled over a cut tomato from my patio plant and gorgonzola cheese crumbles. (The apple salad had gorgonzola on it so that reminded me to make this vinaigrette!)
Sounds so so good! Love that!
This was excellent! I had shallots and used instead of garlic and it was just wonderful. Super great ratios, a little bite in the flavor, just enough Dijon for some layered flavor but not an overly mustardy taste. The maple syrup grounds it and holds it all together. So good! Thank you!
I am so happy that you found this recipe and that you like it too! Thank you so much for commenting and rating! I appreciate it!
I have all these ingredients and big bunch of greens in my fridge. I have to try this! Thanks!
Awesome. I am glad to hear you’re going to try it.
I am making this and drizzling on everything 🙂 Love the dark maple syrup in there
Yay! I am so happy to hear it!
Such a delicious dressing recipe, thank you! I like to make up the batch, and then it lasts all week.
Love that! What a great idea for meal prep.
Always looking for a new delicious dressing to try, this one looks particularly delicious! can’t wait to test it out!
Omg, you’ll love it!! Can’t wait to hear what you think.
So flavorful and delicious. This is my go-to dressing!
I am so glad you discovered it! It’s one of my favorites too!
Thank you so much!
I so want to see how maple syrup is collected and processed. It is top on my bucket list! I live in PA and there really are no places to go to experience this. I might have to get my husband to bring me up for Maple Fest!
Jennifer, it is such a great experience. Vermont’s maple open house weekend is coming up on the 28th and 29th this year which coincides with the maple fest at Smuggs’. Most of the sugar makers open up their sugar houses to the public so you can see how it all happens. It is a lot of fun.
I use maple syrup on top of pancakes! Love to make them on the weekends!
You are my go to when it comes to dressings and here’s another one to make- I’ve recently started using maple on meats- so good! Mixed with dijon too- perfect!
I love maple and Dijon together too Arman. It is a great combo. Do you see much pure maple syrup in Australia?
It’s really rare to come across- Some supermarkets do stock it, but it is insanely expensive!
Good to know Arman. Glad you are using it. Have a great day!