This easy dressing just tastes like Canada. Birch syrup is produced exactly like maple syrup but has a bolder flavour; it gives this salad dressing a hint of caramel and molasses. Birch syrup is produced in Ontario, Manitoba and parts of Quebec. You can find birch syrup at boutique, speciality or higher-end grocery stores, or you can contact the supplier directly.
Tbsp canola oil (use cold pressed for an even bigger flavour spin)
Tbsp birch syrup
Tbsp balsamic vinegar
tsp Dijon mustard
Tbsp minced shallots
Whisk together the oil, birch syrup, vinegar and mustard in a small bowl. Stir in shallots. Store dressing in fridge for 4 to 7 days.