Any grade of maple syrup will do, but for full, robust flavor, choose darker, late season maple syrup. This vinaigrette is perfect for salads that feature slices of pears or apples and salty feta or goat cheese.
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a medium bowl, whisk together the mustard, basil, vinegar, maple syrup, lemon juice, and garlic. Add the oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly. Season with salt and pepper. Store in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed jar. Shake well before using.