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Maple Onion Balsamic Vinaigrette

Yields1 ServingCook Time30 mins

Roasting the onions and garlic give this vinaigrette a nice mellow flavor.

 1 large yellow onion, sliced into rings
 3 cloves garlic minced
 2 Tablespoons plus 1 cup olive oil
 salt and pepper to taste
 ½ balsamic vinegar
 ¼ cup maple syrup
 2 Tablespoons fresh basil
 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.


In a small baking dish, toss onion and garlic with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Roast onions for 30 to 45 minutes or until lightly charred and tender.


In a food processor mince the onion mixture then remove 2- 4 tablespoons and set that aside. Next, purée the onion mixture. Add balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, basil, and mustard.


With processor running add the remaining 1 cup olive oil in a slow, steady stream until dressing is emulsified. Add the minced onion mixture you set aside and give it a stir with a spoon. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Transfer to a sealed container and refrigerate until needed. Will keep up to one week.