Balsamic Maple Vinaigrette
This classic balsamic vinaigrette with maple has always been one of my favourite dressings. It's such a versatile recipe and can be used as a marinade and to baste meats and veggies on the BBQ.
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey), to taste
(optional add-ins: 1 tablespoon minced fresh shallots and/or 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning*)
Whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl until evenly combined. (Or — my favorite method — shake the ingredients together in a mason jar or dressing bottle until evenly combined.)
Add your desired amount of maple syrup (or honey) to sweeten, along with any optional add-ins that you desire.
Serve immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 1 week.
If you don’t have Italian seasoning, dried thyme or oregano would work well.