Maple Walnut Vinaigrette Dressing

Walnuts in a glass jar
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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
226 Calories
23g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The subtle, earthy sweetness of maple syrup and the nutty goodness of walnuts combine to make one great salad dressing. Use this maple walnut salad dressing recipe on a traditional tossed green salad, or to dress vegetable salads. Thanks to Veronica Callaghan from Super Market Serenade for sharing this great salad dressing recipe with us.


  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons minced shallot
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup plus1 tablespoon chopped walnuts

Steps to Make It

  1. In a food processor or blender combine the vinegar, syrup, olive oil, water, shallot, cayenne pepper, salt and 1 tablespoon of the walnuts; process until smooth.

  2. Drizzle each salad with the dressing and scatter with the remaining walnuts.