Maple Dijon Dressing
You’ll love this maple dijon dressing for a super quick salad dressing that’s oil-free and made with just 4 simple ingredients!
This maple dijon dressing is a twist on classic honey mustard dressing but it’s completely oil-free and made with just 4 pantry ingredients.
It’s the perfect balance of sweet, tangy and savoury and pairs well with everything from light green salads to hearty winter salads and bowls.
Why You’ll Love this Recipe
- No blending required. Shake it up in a sealed jar or whisk together in a bowl.
- So easy to make! Just 4 ingredients needed and it’s ready in minutes.
- Sweet, tangy and savory flavour that’s perfect for salads, bowls, roasted veggies and more.
- Allergy-friendly. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and nut-free without making any changes.
- Great for meal prep. Store this dressing in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- Can easily be halved, doubled or tripled.
A complete list of ingredients with amounts and full instructions is located in the printable recipe card below. This section covers ingredient and substitution considerations.
- Maple Syrup: Being a maple dijon dressing, maple syrup is used to sweeten but you could also use honey (wouldn’t be vegan) or agave syrup. For sugar-free dressing, you could use liquid monk fruit sweetener.
- Dijon Mustard: Any style of dijon mustard or a grainy mustard works.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: You can use apple cider vinegar, white wine vinegar or red wine vinegar. Balsamic vinegar and lemon juice are also good for a variation on this recipe.
- Tahini: Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds and easy to find in well-stocked grocery stores or Middle Easter or Mediterranean specialty stores. I like Soom and Arz Fine Foods. Good tahini should be smooth, creamy and not overly bitter.
- For simple green salads with Romaine, mixed greens, arugula or kale.
- For bowls like this quinoa power bowl, roasted carrot quinoa bowl or lentil bowl.
- Drizzled over roasted vegetables or on this roasted vegetable lentil salad.
- Drizzled over cooked grains like rice or quinoa.
- As a dip for raw veggies.
- Drizzled over baked tofu or tempeh.
Yes. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled if needed. Need less? You can also cut the recipe in half to make just 1-2 servings.
Yes. To make this a maple dijon balsamic dressing, use balsamic vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar.
Yes. To make this a lemon maple dijon dressing, use fresh lemon juice instead of apple cider vinegar or half lemon and half vinegar.
- Store maple dijon dressing in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- Shake well before use.
- It will thicken slightly after storing but you can always adjust the consistency by stirring in a splash of water.
More Sauces to Try
- Miso Tahini Dressing: Delicious, creamy tahini sauce featuring miso paste for an addictive umami flavour.
- Vegan Spicy Mayo: Fan-favourite spicy mayo made with cashews.
- Glory Bowl Sauce: Tahini sauce with tamari and nutritional yeast.
- Maple Tahini Sauce (No Mustard)
- Balsamic Vinaigrette: Simple maple balsamic dressing.
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Maple Dijon Dressing
- Prep Time: 2 min
- Total Time: 2 minutes
- Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
- Category: Sauce
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
This easy maple dijon dressing whips up in seconds with just 4 simple ingredients and is perfect for green salads, bowls, roasted vegetables and more.
- 3 tbsp maple syrup (45 mL)
- 3 tbsp dijon mustard (45 g)
- 4 tbsp tahini (60 g)
- 6 tbsp apple cider vinegar (88 mL)
- pinch of salt and pepper
- Add all of the ingredients to a bowl or jar and whisk until smooth and combined or a sealable container and shake vigorously to combine.
- Use the dressing right away or store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
The recipe makes approximately 1/2 cup of dressing or enough to dress 4-6 servings of salad.
- Serving Size: 2 tbsp
- Calories: 85
- Sodium: 5 mg
- Fat: 5 g
- Carbohydrates: 9 g
- Fiber: 0.5 g
- Protein: 2 g
Keywords: maple dijon dressing, creamy dijon dressing
Hands down my favorite vinaigrette! Love that there’s no oil and I’ve never see both apple cider vinegar and changed to t out with balsamic. Both great. Just put it on my farro, apple, fennel salad. It hold up so we’ll in the fridge with grains.
That’s awesome, Angi! I love this one too – so quick, easy and yummy!
Loved this for an easy dressing, thank you!!
This was great! My new favorite salad dressing.