Baby Spinach Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette on a Baby Spinach Salad



This is one of my very favorite recipes. Shante and I had a maple balsamic vinaigrette similar to this at a restaurant many years ago and loved it. It took us a couple of years to figure out a dressing that was equal to our memory. The secret was to just keep things simple, and that is part of the beauty of this recipe, it is so simple it should not be able to taste as good as it does. This is the kind of dressing that you will be soaking up with whatever is left on your plate even after your salad is gone.


What you will need:

  • 1 tbsp of Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp of Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of Maple Syrup
  • Baby Spinach
  • Crushed Walnuts
  • Dried Cranberries


This will be one of the easiest dishes that you make with one of the biggest pay-offs.

Combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and maple syrup in a small bowl. Whisk until they are well combined.

Drizzle the dressing over a plate of baby spinach, or whatever greens you prefer, sprinkle a few dried cranberries and some crushed walnuts.

Total time to make this was less than five minutes and you are now ready to indulge your mouth and invigorate your taste buds.  Have a great day!


Baby Spinach Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

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  1. Could I use Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar instead of Balsam8c Vinegar do uou think? How much spinach would I use for this amount of dressing and how many would this serve? Thanks

    • I have not used caramelized balsamic vinegar before, but I think that sound delicious and I don’t see why it would not work. I would expect it is slightly sweeter which would likely blend nicely with the maple. For this amount of dressing I would use about 2-3 cups of spinach, depending on how tightly you put it in. This would serve about 2-4 again depending on how large a portion you are giving. This nice thing about this recipe is that it is so easy to adjust. Just use equal amounts of, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and maple syrup, and it will turn out each time.

  2. Dar {Lady of the Lake}

    I think I would like this but have a question is it white or dark Balsamic white is sweeter and dark a little stronger???

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