Smoky Maple Salad Dressing Recipe
by Chef Heidi Fink
This irresistible smoky salad dressing was created by Chef Heidi Fink & once you've made it, it will quickly become a favourite dish to serve for gatherings, special occasions, or just as a treat for you. Takes 15 minutes or less to make!
Healthy & nutritious... but sinfully delicious, this recipe will quickly become a household essential.
It's very adaptable & can be used in a variety of ways - dress up fresh mixed salad greens, pour over beans for a smoky bean salad, or with grilled vegetables such as asparagus or zucchini. Toss over veggies when the Smoky Maple Dressing dressing is cold, or pour over spinach & other greens when slightly warmed to lightly wilt them. It also makes a fantastic marinade, dipping sauce, or sandwich spread. Taste & discover the irresistibly smoky, sweet & savory flavours of the Smoky Maple Salad Dressing.
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- 2 tsp. Lapsang Souchong tea
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 3 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
- ½ tsp. Dijon mustard
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. freshly ground pepper
- ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- In a small saucepan, combine the vinegar & syrup. Bring to a boil, stir in LAPSANG SOUCHONG tea leaves & remove from heat. Let sit for about 6 minutes. Strain, but do not press on the tea leaves to extract more flavour. Discard the tea leaves.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flavoured vinegar-syrup mixture, garlic, Dijon, salt & pepper. Add olive oil in a thin, steady stream, while whisking to emulsify the dressing. Voila!
Heidi Fink is a chef, cooking class instructor, & food writer. Previously Executive Chef of ReBar Modern Food, Heidi now shares her expertise & enthusiasm through cooking classes &Victoria’s Chinatown Culinary Tours which includes a Tea Tasting at the SILK ROAD. Visit her blog for fantastic recipes.