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Maple Dijon Dressing – Single Serve Recipe

This homemade maple-dijon dressing is quick & easy, using only 4 simple ingredients for a delicious creamy vegan salad dressing you’ll want to use on almost everything!

top down view of a salad with healthy maple dijon dressing with items surrounding.

This homemade maple dijon dressing is inspired by the honey dijon dressing I used before becoming vegan.

I used to make it fresh every day for my to-go salad. I love this version using pure maple syrup instead of honey just as much if not more!

It’s a quick and easy single-serving recipe with only 4 ingredients that you can count on to taste great!

This tasty dressing complements various salads. It can also be used as a marinade for grilling or roasting vegetables. Double the recipe as needed.

It’s simple and delicious, and I think you’re going to love it as much as I do!

top down view of ingredients used to make not so honey, maple dijon dressing.

Ingredient Notes

In this recipe, 4 simple ingredients, in equal parts, are whisked together, creating a deliciously creamy vegan dressing that will be love at first bite!

Here is everything you’ll need:

  • Pure maple syrup – Feel free to substitute with date syrup or coconut nectar.
  • Olive oil – Use regular or extra virgin.
  • Dijon – Stoneground is delicious, too, giving it full-bodied flavor and extra texture!
  • Water – Fresh spring or purified.

Can I make this recipe oil-free?

  • Yes, you can simply omit the oil and replace it with water. Or you can split the oil portion into thirds and use an extra of each maple syrup, dijon, and water.

top down view freshly made maple dijon dressing in a glass jar.

How To Make Maple-Dijon Dressing

  • Whisk together the dijon and oil in a small bowl or jar until creamy and emulsified.
  • Add the maple syrup and water, whisking until combined.
  • Optionally, add a little salt and pepper to taste.

And now you’re ready to serve!

How to Store

If making ahead or making a large batch, keep the dressing stored in the refrigerator for up to 6 days in an airtight container.

Serving Suggestions

This simple dressing is super versatile and can be used in a variety of ways:

  • Salad: Use it as intended for leafy green salads. I love it with fresh tomatoes, dried berries, and raisins, and sometimes diced carrots and sunflower seeds overtop.
  • Marinade: It’s great as a marinade for veggies before grilling or roasting. Simply drizzle the dressing overtop and let set for an hour or so, mixing every now and then to coat. Or brush it on the vegetables while cooking.
up close, side angle view of a salad with healthy maple dijon dressing with items surrounding.

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If you try this maple dijon dressing recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.



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Simple and delicious vegan salad dressing made with just 4 simple ingredients. It’s a creamy single serving dressing that can easily be doubled!

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1
  • Category: Dressing, Condiment
  • Method: mix
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • 1 tablespoon dijon (stoneground is great too)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water


In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the oil and dijon, until emulsified and creamy. Add the maple syrup and water, whisking to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serves one


Recipe can easily be doubled.

Store: If making ahead, or a large batch, keep stored in the refrigerator for up to 6 days in an airtight container.

Oil-free: Omit the oil and replace it with water. Or use an extra teaspoon of EACH maple syrup, dijon and water. If making a double batch or larger, adjust accordingly, splitting the amount into thirds.

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  1. Very good recipe! However I used balsamic vinegar instead of oil to make it more healthy :)

    1. Olive oil is very healthy in this amount and actually helps the body be able to utilize some of the vitamins in the salad.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Love it! and you are right it's simple and easy! thanks much !

  3. Just put this on my salad, Love It!!

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      So glad you loved it! It's one of my favorites and so very easy! Cheers :)

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