A Sweet, Simple Vermont Vinaigrette

Straight from the cozy country cottages of Vermont, this simple sweet salad dressing uses two secret ingredients… maple syrup, but I guess that’s no surprise, and malt vinegar. Malt vinegar is made by malting barley, causing the starch in the grain to turn to maltose. An ale is then brewed from the maltose and allowed to turn into vinegar, which is then aged. I find the malt vinegar to be not as tart and biting as the wine vinegars, and with a slightly smoky character.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 table spoons malt vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dark maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine all the ingredients into a shaking bottle and shake away. Then, shake some on your salad! Same as last time…

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