Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

2 Tbsp. Moose Mountain maple syrup

Juice of 1 lime (about 1 Tbsp.)

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp. finely chopped cilantro

1 tsp. dry mustard

1 c. extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine the balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, and mustard in a food processor or blender.
  2. With the motor running, slowly pour oil in through the feed tube until the dressing is emulsified. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Transfer to a bottle, cap, and refrigerate. The dressing may be stored for several weeks. Shake well before using. Yields about 1 1/2 cups.

Original recipe from the Maple Syrup Cookbook by Ken Haedrich. Published here with permission from Ken Haedrich and Storey Publishing. Check out more of his great recipes at

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