This is a good basic recipe for fruit-based dressings. You may experiment with your own choice of fruits, but this combination of real Maine maple syrup and apples is perfect for fall salads and as a marinade. This dressing will keep for several weeks under refrigeration.
Apple-Maple Salad Dressing
Michael Salmon, Hartstone Inn, Camden
½ cup cider vinegar
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup canola oil
¼ cup chopped vidalia onion
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon dry mustard
1½ Tablespoons real Maine maple syrup
2 small Cortland apples, cored and coarsely chopped
Combine all ingredients listed above and mix in a blender until smooth.
Makes about 1½ cups.
Michael Salmon is the chef and owner of The Hartstone Inn.