My Favorite Salad Dressing

This is from a cookbook called Simply Classic. I’ve made this salad dressing maybe more than anything else I’ve ever made. I don’t get to crazy with measuring, but the secret ingredient is the maple syrup. I toss it with bagged lettuce, then top each salad usually with a fruit (dried cranberries or other fruit, canned mandarin oranges, pears or apples, berries), a nut (sliced almonds, pecans – glazed or not, etc.) and a cheese (feta, goat, blue, parm, etc.) I also like hearts of palm and avocado. Oh and don’t forget to dip a lettuce leaf and taste it, primarily for salt and sweet, before you serve!

My Favorite Salad Dressing

1/2 cup vegetable oil (canola, olive, walnut, etc. work)

1/4 cup cider vinegar (could use balsamic, etc.)

2 T. shallot, minced (leave out if you don’t have)

2 T. lemon juice

1 T. (generous) maple syrup

1/4 t. salt

1/4 t. pepper

What do you think?