maple dressing

RECIPE: Maple Syrup Vinaigrette

Maple dressing recipe – Several years ago, I wrote, with my mother, the recipe book Popote et Parlotte pour la Coop to benefit the Coop du Grand-Bois in St-Étienne-de-Bolton, QC, Canada, along with several other artisans from the Eastern Townships region. Maple Dressing Vinaigrette is one of the recipes in this book, a family recipe, as written by my father.

When I was a kid, the cream floated on the milk on the doorstep. In the garden, the curly lettuce and chives were ready to be eaten. The maple syrup was waiting in the fridge. A few drops of vinegar, salt and pepper. I think the weather was always nice in those days.

Maple dressing

Maple Syrup Vinaigrette

Continents & Condiments
Maple Syrup Vinaigrette: try it and leave your comments!
5 from 1 vote
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 4
Calories 160 kcal


  • One bowl
  • Whisk


  • One head of lettuce any lettuce will do, but green leaf or red leaf are best
  • 60 ml sour cream
  • 12 ml rice vinegar
  • 10 ml maple syrup
  • 30 ml wild garlic leaves in season – or finely chopped chives
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 10 ml water – or more to obtain the desired consistency


Mise en place

  • Wash and drain the lettuce.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl and whisk together.
  • Taste: does the seasoning need to be adjusted? More vinegar, salt? Is the consistency pleasant, do you need to add water?


  • Mix the dressing with the lettuce just before serving.


  • In a large family bowl with a whole roasted chicken!
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