Recently we did a fridge clean out and were amazed at how many bottles of partial used salad dressings we had. Most were well past their expiry date because with a small family it's hard to get through entire bottles of dressing in a timely manner, and because sometimes they just taste artificial and cover up the fresh salad flavours instead of enhancing them,
In an effort to reduce the amount of food waste, to increase our use of the local ingredients that we buy and grow, and to really make things that taste great, we're starting to make most of our own dressings.
Recently we stumbled upon a fantastic sounding dressing and adapted it slightly to use ingredients that we already had, the end result was a Maple Mustard dressing that was fantastic!
Here's what you need:
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp grainy mustard (we use Edmond Fallot Seed Style Mustard - it's kind of our go-to mustard in dressings)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (this was our adaption, the recipe we found called for 1 -2 tbsp of agave with ginger, or ginger syrup - neither of which we have)
- 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Combine these all together and drizzle over your favourite salad. We used this dressing recently with lettuce from our garden, topped with peeled and chopped baby turnip, walnuts and thin slices of gala apple (leave the peel on). What will you top your salad and Maple Mustard Dressing with?