Summer Salads: Marvelous Maple!

On May Long Weekend we went to stay at my parent’s house on the lake.
We were hoping for a warm and fun weekend, and we were not disappointed!
For the first time in recent memory, we did not have a snowfall on May Long!  Whew!
Instead,  we were treated to spectacular warm weather and fabulous food!  What a great time!
My mom, as usual, fed us well!  The highlight for me, was this Maple Vinaigrette Salad.
So so good.  A flavour explosion in my mouth!  Really.



Summer Salads: Marvelous Maple!


Maple Vinaigrette: (a recipe from my Mom)

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup the real stuff!
  • 1 tbsp water add more if you feel it needs it
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp salt


  • pieces Romaine Green Leaf, or Butter Lettuce, torn into bite-sized
  • 1 or 2 Mangoes cut up into bite-sized chunks
  • Feta Cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 - 1/2 Red Onion sliced thin
  • 1 cup Pecans


  1. Blend together the vinegar, oil, sugar, syrup, water, mustard and salt.
  2. Toss with lettuce, mango, onion, cheese and pecans.
  3. Enjoy!
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  • Reply Becky May 25, 2011 at 2:29 PM This sounds wonderful, I love mangoes. New follower from Wandering Wednesday.
  • Reply Lindsay May 25, 2011 at 11:36 PM I want to make this! Another delicious salad recipe you had hiding up your sleeve ;) I bet the
    mustard gives perfect amount of "kick"

    Delighted Momma
  • Reply Laurie@TheBakingBookworm May 26, 2011 at 1:14 AM One of my favourite summer salads is very similar to yours. Due to a nut allergy I can't add the pecans so I use hulled sunflower seeds (and add some fresh strawberries too). Truly delicious! I've been on the lookout for a homemade Maple Balsamic dressing so I was thrilled to see you had one!!! I can't wait to give it a try. Thanks!
  • Reply May 26, 2011 at 4:35 AM Oh how yummy! I love any salad with mangoes and pecans. Looks delicious! I'm stockpiling all of your salad recipes :)

    Star Hughes Living
  • Reply Divvy Up Diva May 26, 2011 at 6:20 PM Thanks for sharing! This looks super yummy! I am stopping by from the Strut Your Stuff Link Party. I am your newest follower and cannot wait to read more:) I would love to have you stop by my blog when you have a chance!
  • Reply Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING May 27, 2011 at 7:07 PM I would love to invite you over to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS linky party for Summer Salads. This recipe would be perfect, we hope you stop by and link it up! Thanks a million!
  • Reply lenny face July 21, 2016 at 1:39 AM You just made my day! Loooove these.
  • Reply Lenny Face December 25, 2016 at 3:03 AM I would love to invite you over to THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS linky party for Summer Salads.
  • Reply lenny face March 2, 2017 at 1:02 AM Thanks for sharing
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