If you are looking for a simple meal that is fast and healthy, this recipe is for you. This simple summer salad with maple mustard dressing is not only refreshing, but an easy recipe for those hot summer days when you don't want to spend too much time in the kitchen!
This recipe is packed with protein, fiber, and nutrients that will nourish your body the right way.
How Can I Make My Salads More Interesting?
Play around with the recipe with different fruits, vegetables, or nuts you have on hand. This recipe is very customizable, so you can use almost any fruits and veggies that you have in your house.
For greens base, add anything from arugula, spinach, and/or kale. For a more filling option, add your favorite grain such as quinoa, brown rice, or couscous.
How To Make Maple Mustard Dressing
This dressing can be used for a wide variety of other dishes. You can use this dressing as a marinade for tofu or tempeh and bake in the oven. You can also toss the dressing with some fresh fruits for a savory fruit salad.
Don't be afraid to experiment! More ACV and dijon will up the tanginess, while the maple will balance it out with sweetness.
The recommended ratio to start with is:
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Try some of our other delicious dishes to accompany this salad and make a complete meal!
Feel free to share any of your creative alternatives to this healthy summer salad recipe with us on the links below, as we would love to hear them! You can also share your favorite recipes on our ➡️Share A Recipe⬅️ page with our whole community!