Maple mustard and balsamic dressing is a delicious combination of sweet and tangy flavors that adds a burst to any salad or dish. Plus it’s a 5 minute 5 ingredient recipe. Yey!

The smooth, rich taste of balsamic vinegar blends perfectly with the sweetness of maple syrup and the zing of mustard, creating a balanced and versatile dressing that can va voompa any meal.



5 ingredient homemade maple balsamic dressing

The other night a request came forth from my son asking me to make for him yet another tantalizing homemade salad dressing. (I think he was a tad over our Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing recipe).

After making the same one over and over again I got where he was coming from.  So found this balsamic dressing recipe and it was a winner.  I tweaked it a bit and voila….I think it’s even more awesome.


Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • When the weather cools and thinking of seasonal salads, this flavorful dressing is perfect.
  • This dressing is incredibly easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients from your pantry. (only 5)!
  • Whip it up in under 5 minutes! All you have to do is throw all the ingredients together and give it a good shake.
  • No food processor needed!
  • If you’re out of store-bought dressings then this a delicious dressing plus one of those healthy recipes you can make in no time at all.


Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this amazing Maple Balsamic Dressing. This makes about a cup of dressing.

ingredients for maple balsamic dressing


Ingredient Notes


Balsamic vinegar – we use the Mazetti brand balsamic in the 250 ml bottle with the gold label.  It’s quite thick and decadent and aged for a few years and less tangy. It’s a good-quality balsamic vinegar usually double the price but well worth it.  I’ve tried the cheaper varieties but the tang is just a little too much for my liking.(It’s not the balsamic glaze which is also very thick and often used for toppings on it’s own).

Real Maple syrup buyer beware!!! There is pure maple syrup and imitations available.  Be sure to get the pure maple syrup for the best flavor and not the one that’s often used as a pancake syrup. You can get the good quality maple syrup at the grocery store and your whole foods store as well.



balsamic and maple syrup for dressings


Recipe Tips

While creating my recipe I had several sets of measuring spoons out, when I discovered that the tablespoon measurement was different in each set. Some were 15 ml and others 20ml.  After checking the right size online, I realised that in Australia we use 20 ml measurements in recipes yet the spoon sets we buy can be the 15 ml size.

I don’t think it really made that much difference to the balsamic dressing but it possibly could in a cake recipe.  Just thought I’d share the love. 💚


How to make this Maple Mustard and Balsamic Dressing

Just pop all the ingredients into a glass jar with a lid or if you prefer a mason jar for a rather lovely looking effect and shake till all combined. Simples! Season with salt after if you need a little extra.


shaking up ingredients for a homemade dressing




Keep your own homemade salad dressing in an airtight container or jar in the fridge for up to a week.  When in the fridge the dressing will go a little thick so pull it out about 30 minutes before serving to get to room temperature and give it a good shake.


How to Serve

Get creative with your serving ideas – the easiest way is over a fresh mixed green salads, but why not drizzle it over your roasted veggies too. Something a little different with grilled chicken, pork chops or even flaky salmon and as a dipping sauce too.

The dressing goes well with many dishes, so have fun experimenting with it!


Additions and Substitutions

Dijon Mustard – swapping out the whole grain mustard for 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard will turn this versatile dressing into a true balsamic vinaigrette.

Olive oil – I always use light olive oil in my homemade salad dressings but feel free to use the extra-virgin olive oil if you prefer.

Fresh Herbs – Add some of your favorite fresh herbs and black pepper to give this delicious dressing even more flavor.

Garlic – add a little grated or crushed fresh garlic. I probably wouldn’t use garlic powder though.


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Maple Mustard and Balsamic Dressing
Maple Mustard and Balsamic Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins
Course: Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: balsamic dressing, maple mustard dressing
Servings: 4
Calories: 157 kcal
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 40 ml balsamic vinegar around 2 tablespoons
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • ½ tbsp whole grain mustard
  • pinch salt flakes
  1. Combine all the above ingredients into a clean glass jar, top with lid and shake till combined.

  2. Serve on your favorite green or any salad and vegetables.

Recipe Notes

How to Store: Keep in the jar in the refrigerator. 

Nutrition Facts
Maple Mustard and Balsamic Dressing
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 38mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 0.1g0%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Vitamin C 0.01mg0%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


About Sonya

Maple Mustard and Balsamic Dressing 3Helloooo, I'm Sonya and I'm one of those late starter's in the exercise department. (but you know you're never too late to start). A retired beauty therapist who likes geeking out in the online world, loves 4-legged fury friends, baking and gardening.