Vermont Maple Syrup Dressing

Being a Vermont native I use maple syrup quite often as a sweetener as it’s lovely mapley-smokey flavor adds a wonderful depth to food. I also am a HUGE proponent of making your own dressings because they are super easy and aren’t full of fillers, preservatives or other unnecessary ingredients.

This one in particular will change the way you think about and eat salads.



2 cloves garlic finely chopped

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp freshly ground pepper

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

½ cup real maple syrup

2/3 cup organic olive oil

1 handful freshly chopped mint

Combine all ingredients in a mason jar and shake vigorously to emulsify. Try using it as a marinade for chicken or pork. It will keep on your counter for several weeks.  

Tanda Cook