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Maple Balsamic Dressing

Sweet maple syrup and zesty balsamic vinegar lend bright flavors to crisp summer salads, tender grilled pork chops or luscious red strawberries. —Kim Sumrall, Aptos, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


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


  • In a blender, combine vinegar and syrup. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Yield: 1 cup.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • For salad: In a large bowl, toss greens with dressing. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
  • For strawberries: In a large bowl, toss berries with dressing. Chill until serving.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons dressing: 303 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 56mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein.

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  • shannondobos
    Apr 7, 2017

    This is so unbelievably simple and delicious. Loved the maple sweetness with the traditional oil and balsamic mix. I served this over a salad of spring greens, bacon, bocconcini, and tomatoes and it was amazing. I love that this makes a lot so you can keep it in your fridge for use the following week.

  • Reitmeyer
    Oct 13, 2009

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