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I've been on a kick to make homemade salad dressings and this one was a BIG HIT with my family. It will save for a few days (at least) in a glass container. High recommend!
Wow. This was so easy to make, and well worth the minimal effort. I didn't even chop the onions and garlic, just tossed everything in the blender and whirled. I would categorize this as a Creamy-French type dressing, which I usually care for only occasionally, mostly because the flavor gets to be too overpowering, I think. But I will definitely make this one more than occasionally! I tried it because the maple syrup intrigued me, and because I happened to have a bunch of it on hand. I didn't make any substitutions at all (Just thought I'd throw that in there) and this dressing was wonderful. Flavorful but not too kick-you-in-the-face tangy like a lot of this type can be. I had a lot more salad than I usually do on the night I made this. The next day, I used it, along with a bit of mayo, on ham sandwiches, which was abosolutely fabulous. Then, we used it on a dinner salad with crumbled bleu cheese sprinkled over the dressing - a combination which I reccommend.
I don't believe I have ever had a dressing with maple in it before. This is a very nice change from French, Catalina, etc. I even drizzled some on a deli cold cut sub!
We can't buy cider vinegar or maple syrup here, so I used malt vinegar, golden syrup, and a little concentrated artificial maple flavouring. I have no doubt that it would taste better with real maple syrup, but it tastes great anyway.
This recipe is very tasty. It reminds me of Ken's Country French dressing. I will make this again.
This is a definite keeper that I will make again and again! The recipe is very simple to assemble and its taste is wonderful. I was initially intrigued by the inclusion of maple syrup in the recipe, but when mixed in, the individual maple flavor is hardly discernible. What it does add, however, is an incredible depth of flavor. The entire family, kids included, give this one 5 stars!
I've had this recipe printed out for simply ages - finally made it today. I asked my husband how it tasted, and his first response was "weird" - but in a good way! The flavors combine in such a unique way - it's a little sweet, a little tangy, a little something else I can't quite put my finger on. Makes me want to go back for another taste. And another, and another . . .
too sweet for me, but a crowd-pleaser! i will add this to my keeper file, thanks!
Updated to say: I have made this sooo many times, I have to add the final star. It's HIZ favorite salad dressing; I must make it twice a week! I kinda like it myself! Original review: If you like French dressing, you'll like this. Too sweet for me but perfect for Him! Next time I'll halve the maple syrup. I added a little chili powder (to cut the sweet) and that worked. Also added a bit of parsley flakes and celery seeds. A keeper.
Really good for DH and I. This salad dressing is easy to make. Its a nice sweet salad dressing with a bit of tang and it is creamy so it stays on the salad ingredients. Its colour is dark orange. I followed the recipe exactly using medium grade Canadian maple syrup (I think grade B American). I will possibly make this again.