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Maple Balsamic Dressing Recipe

Maple Balsamic Dressing Recipe

Sweet maple syrup and zesty balsamic vinegar lend bright flavors to tender grilled pork chops, a crisp summer salad and luscious red strawberries. Kim Sumrall from Aptos, California shares the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • FOR PORK CHOPS:
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (8 ounces each)
  • FOR SALAD:
  • 8 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • FOR STRAWBERRIES:
  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries, hulled

Directions

  • 1. In a blender, combine vinegar and syrup. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Yield: 1 cup.
  • 2. For pork chops: Pour 2/3 cup dressing into a large resealable plastic bag; add pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate remaining dressing.
  • 3. Drain and discard marinade. Grill pork chops, covered, over medium heat for 6-7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear, brushing with 3 tablespoons reserved dressing during the last 5 minutes. Drizzle remaining dressing over chops before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
  • 4. For salad: In a large bowl, toss greens with dressing. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
  • 5. For strawberries: In a large bowl, toss berries with dressing. Chill until serving. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons dressing equals 303 calories, 17 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 56 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.