You’ll love this maple dijon dressing for a super quick salad dressing that’s oil-free and made with just 4 simple ingredients!

Overhead view of a jar of creamy maple tahini dijon dressing with a small wooden spoon resting beside it.

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.

Ingredient Notes

Dijon mustard, maple syrup, tahini, apple cider vinegar and salt and pepper in small bowls. Each ingredient is labelled with text.

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.
Overhead view into a jar of creamy tahini dijon maple dressing with a few pieces of spinach around it.

Uses

FAQs

Can I double the recipe?

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.

Can I use balsamic vinegar?

Yes. To make this a maple dijon balsamic dressing, use balsamic vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar.

Can I use lemon instead of 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.

Jar of creamy tahini maple dijon mustard dressing on a marble counter with a bowl of chopped kale in the background.

Storing

  • 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.

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Overhead view into a jar of creamy tahini dijon maple dressing with a few pieces of spinach around it.

Maple Dijon Dressing

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 2 min
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan
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Description

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.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Use the dressing right away or store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Notes

The recipe makes approximately 1/2 cup of dressing or enough to dress 4-6 servings of salad.


Nutrition

  • 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