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Dressings are unfortunately disregarded when people are trying to be diet-minded. Where most people will turn to a simple oil and vinegar dressing, it doesn’t always go well with every salad. One day, I decided to try and whip up a healthy dressing of my own when my family came over. I read about a maple syrup and mustard base, and decided to start with that. I had no idea how it would actually taste on the salad and thought I could always go back to oil and vinegar if it tasted terrible. When I took the first bite, I was surprised. It was delicious. So far, I’ve made it for two different sets of family members. They all raved about it and asked for the recipe- a dressing recipe!?! Try it yourself and prepare to be surprised. I highly recommend it on a berry and feta salad .

Maple Ginger Dressing
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Maple Ginger Dressing
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, pour in the maple syrup.
  2. Squeeze the lemon in the same dish through your fingers (to catch any seeds).
  3. Then, grate the ginger and mix.
  4. Next, add in the mustard and garlic. Mix.
  5. Lastly, add salt and pepper to taste. (Note: you may not need much salt because of the mustard, but I think a pinch helped to balance out the sweetness.)
Recipe Notes

This dressing goes so nicely with a berry salad, like the Patriotic Berry Salad featured on Eating Bird Food. I used strawberries, blueberries, walnuts, feta cheese and arugula for the salad. The combination with the dressing was sublime.

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