maple dijon salad

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By sharon flanagan
from Mississauga, ON

I first made this to serve at our family reunion feast. I had prepared enough to fill a large roasting pan and nothing was left, not even a nut! Everyone loved it and requested the recipe before leaving, even my big brother! (as a side note, it's now the ONLY salad dressing he'll eat, on ANY salad!)

prep time 20 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For maple dijon salad

  • 1/2 c
    maple syrup, pure
  • 1/2 c
    dijon mustard
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/4 c
    iceberg lettuce, torn
  • 1 1/4 c
    romaine lettuce, torn
  • 1 1/4 c
    baby spinach, torn
  • 1/2 c
    carrot, matchstick cut
  • 1/2 sm
    red onion, cut into rings
  • 1/2 c
    sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 c
    apple, chopped
  • 1/3 c
    mandarin orange pieces
  • 1/3 c
    pecans (whole or chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp
    sesame seeds, toasted
  • cooked chicken (optional)

How To Make maple dijon salad

  • 1
    Be sure to wash the fruits and vegetables and dry on paper towels before cutting.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, mix your salad greens.
  • 3
    Sprinkle the carrot, red onion, apple and mandarin orange pieces over the top (they can be mixed in if desired).
  • 4
    Sprinkle your salad with the pecans and sesame seeds.
  • 5
    For the dressing, in a shaker bottle, add the maple syrup, Dijon mustard, brown sugar and Balsamic Vinegar. Shake well to blend.
  • 6
    Pour desired amount over your salad.
  • 7
    * Top with cooked chicken pieces if desired.