This is by far my favorite salad dressing.It’s simple, elegant, delicious and fast. How
can you beat that?!Another thing I love
about it is the versatility.By changing
one ingredient, you have a completely different salad dressing.For example: sometimes I will add a fig
balsamic vinegar and then use the dressing for a salad with fruit mixed
in.OR I will add a spicy mustard to
kick it up a notch (like I did in the photos below) and serve with a classic
green salad.You can’t mess this
My favorite “mess up” memory of this dressing is when we
went to see my precious grandfather in law.It was only the second time I had gone to see him. We went to gorgeous Napa to introduce our boy to him. Of course, I wanted to help cook a meal while we were there - because food is truly my love language.We had brown sugar salmon, sourdough bread
with butter and salad.Naturally, I made
this dressing for the salad.I thought I
was going to have to use sugar to sweeten it, when I discovered a bottle of
pure maple syrup in the pantry! I was so excited as I poured it into the
dressing. I stirred it up and then dipped my finger in to taste it.Only to discover the taste
of...cinnamon.WHAT?! I double-checked
the syrup bottle.Yep.Cinnamon flavored syrup.How did I miss that?
The good news was: it didn’t matter.The dressing was still delicious.I don’t necessarily recommend cinnamon flavored syrup but
if you accidentally add it – don’t stress.
It’s really a blank canvas that’s yours to paint. Be
creative! Let those cooking skills shine.
This recipe is 5 simple ingredients:
½ cup Balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp Mustard - all the Braswell mustards are amazing
½ cup Olive Oil
1-2 tbsp Sour cream (or greek yogurt)
1 tbsp Maple Syrup (I use grade B to get more minerals)
Combine all ingredients in these awesome prep bowls (I love using these - you can throw on a lid and keep it in the fridge) and drizzle over your
favorite salad.Too tangy? Add a little
more sour cream.Too mustard-y? Add a
little more syrup to balance it.Adjust
to your personal taste and enjoy!