Spring Salad with Maple Dressing

Spring / Salads

Super maple spring salad
4 portions



  • 12 new potatoes
  • 8 green asparagus spears, sliced at an angle
  • 150g edamame beans
  • 150g garden peas
  • 3 spring onions, sliced at an angle
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 2 shallots, cut into rings
  • 15 mint leaves, 10 torn, 5 shredded
  • Handful watercress
  • A punnet of pea shoots
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 100ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably golden colour for its delicate taste)


To make the salad

  1. Boil the new potatoes in a large pot of salted water then drain and slice in half.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and drop in the green asparagus, broad beans, peas, and spring onions and cook for a couple of minutes. Drain and run under cold water to stop them cooking.
  3. Spread on a tray with the potatoes. Sprinkle with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. For the dressing, whisk together the mustard, vinegar and maple syrup in a bowl, then slowly add the oil until it has a smooth and thick consistency.
  5. Mix all of the vegetables with the shallots, mint, watercress and pea shoots.
  6. Pour over the dressing and serve.

To make the dressing

  1. Whisk together the mustard, vinegar, lemon juice and maple syrup in a bowl, then slowly add the oil until it has a smooth and thick consistency.

A spring salad bursting with seasonal flavours. This healthy salad recipe pairs potatoes with a range of greens to create a crisp, refreshing dish. The maple dressing provides a touch of sweetness.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about maple

The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

Maple spread doesn't contain any butter or dairy products

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple spread comes from the sap of the maple tree that’s all.

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