Maple Dijon Salad Dressing

Transform your salad from ordinary to extraordinary with this simple maple dijon salad dressing. The combination of tangy Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and sweet maple syrup is the perfect balance to make your salads irresistibly delicious.

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If you love a simple flavored salad dressing, this homemade dressing is perfect. It’s light and delicate, allowing the salad’s flavor to shine.

🤍Why you will love this recipe

  • It’s is versatile! Not only is it delicious on your favorite salad, it also works well for a flavorful marinade for chicken or seafood.
  • Easy! This simple dressing recipe takes minutes to prepare with just a few simple ingredients.
  • Customizable! You can customize the flavor, make it sweeter, or add more lemon.
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Here is what you will need

This overview shows the ingredients and steps to make this easy maple dijon vinaigrette recipe; scroll down for a printable recipe card with exact measurements and detailed instructions.

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  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Dijon mustard
  • Maple syrup
  • Garlic powder


  • Mason jar or small bowl

How to make homemade maple mustard vinaigrette

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STEP 1: Place all of the ingredients into a small jar or bowl. Whisk together or shake until combined.

Ingredient notes and substitutions

Lemon juice – You can substitute lemon juice with orange juice or any type of vinegar like red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, tangy apple cider, or sweet balsamic vinegar. However, remember that vinegar will impart a more intricate flavor to the dressing.

Maple syrup – Make this recipe using pure maple syrup, not pancake syrup. Real maple syrup is made from maple tree sap, and pancake syrup is made from high fructose corn syrup and flavorings.

An equal amount of honey or agave nectar can be used instead of maple syrup.

Olive oil – Extra-virgin olive oil is the best oil to use when making salad dressing, but regular olive oil or avocado oil are good substitutes if it’s unavailable.

What to serve with homemade maple dijon salad dressing

This maple mustard dressing will add flavor to various salads; we like it on butternut squash, spinach and feta salad, apple walnut salad, or a three-ingredient salad. You can also drizzle this delicious dressing over a bowl of fresh greens, such as romaine lettuce or field greens.

a picture of the salad dressing in a jar with a spoon on the side

Recipe variations

Make a delicious salad by adding a tasty twist to your maple dijon dressing with these suggestions.

Maple-Bourbon Blend – Add a splash of bourbon to the dressing for a sophisticated flavor variation.

Honey Mustard Fusion – Substitute maple syrup with honey for a classic honey mustard dressing.

Creamy Avocado – Blend in a few chunks of ripe avocado to create a creamy texture.

Soy-Sesame – Mix a dash of soy sauce, sesame oil into the dressing for an Asian inspired dressing.

How to store leftovers

Store leftover dressing in the refrigerator in an airtight container with a tight-fitting lid for up to 2 weeks. Remove it from the refrigerator half an hour before serving so the oil returns to its liquid state.


  • For the best taste, allow the flavors to meld together by allowing the dressing to sit for at least 30 minutes before using it.
  • To ensure the dressing is well blended, whisk or shake vigorously before serving. This helps to create a smooth consistency.
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Maple Dijon Salad Dressing

Tangy dijon mustard pairs well with sweet maple syrup for a delicious salad dressing
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Tablespoons
Calories 69 kcal


  • Small jar


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Place all of the ingredients 1/4 cup olive oil,1 tablespoon dijon mustard,3 tablespoons lemon juice,1 tablespoon maple syrup,1/2 teaspoon garlic powder into a small jar or bowl.
  • Shake the jar or whisk the ingredients together in a bowl. If time allows let the dressing sit for approximately 20 minutes before serving.


This dressing should be enough for 2 to 3 medium-sized salads. Store leftover dressing in the refrigerator for up to two weeks in a sealed container


Calories: 69kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0.1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 21mgPotassium: 17mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.1mg
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