Sweet Vidalia Onion Dressing

Sweet Vidalia Onion Dressing

This Sweet Vidalia Onion Dressing is bursting with flavor from sauteed sweet Vidalia onions and a hint of maple syrup that is complimented perfectly with tangy Dijon mustard and apple cider vinegar! Perfect for any salad or as a creamy dip! 

I LOVE sauces, dressings, and dips! I am that annoying dinner guest who always asks the waiter what kind of in-house dressings & sauces they make then proceeds to ask for one of each. However, one thing I do not love is finding that so many of my beloved store bought sauces/dressings are made with ingredients that I can not pronounce! Luckily, I have a simple solution for a catastrophe of this sort and that is to stop buying store bought sauces/dressings and instead, make my own!

For some, that may seem like a daunting time-consuming task, but recreating store bought items can sometimes be easier than it sounds, take as little as 10 minutes and not to mention, you will be able to pronounce all the ingredients! You will taste the freshness and feel good about eating something that was made with REAL ingredients!

One of my favorite dressings to recreate is my Sweet Vidalia Onion dressing; it is seriously perfection! (and it’s vegan!)

This dressing offers a subtle sweetness complimented by a tanginess that will keep you wanting more! This dressing pairs well with fresh salads, like my Not Your Average Kale Salad, or for drizzling over some grilled vegetables to make the most addicting side dish. I can assure you that you will begin to make dishes only so that you can douse it in this dressing! 

The best part about this dressing (especially for those of you pressed for time), is that it takes very little time to make and includes only a short list of ingredients!

Seriously though, I whipped up this dressing within 10 minutes (while doing 5 other things) then stuck it in the fridge while I prepared the rest of our dinner. It is so great that this can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge so that you can always have some ready to use or take to a party to impress your friends with your how domestic you are! 

Sweet Vidalia Onion Dressing 
Perfect for drizzling, dipping and dressing- A creamy, sweet, and tangy dressing made with sweet Vidalia onions, a hint of maple syrup, and dijon mustard! 

Serving Size: 14 oz. mason jar
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

1 C sweet Vidialia onion, chopped
1/4 C maple syrup
1/2 C apple cider vinegar
2 T dijon mustard
1/4 tsp ground mustard
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 C extra virgin olive oil

1. Heat 1 T olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add in chopped Vidalia onions and cook until soft and transparent. Remove from heat. 

2. In a blender (or food processor) add the sauteed Vidalia onions, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, and seasonings. Puree the ingredients until completely blended and the mixture is smooth. Scrape down the sides as needed.

3. With the blender on low, begin to drizzle in the olive oil. Process until thoroughly combined and the dressing has a creamy appearance. If warm, place in containers and store in the fridge before using.