Maple Black Garlic Dressing

Makes a generous ¾ cup.

This dressing is perfect for hearty greens, such as kale. It also makes a good marinade for roasted vegetables and meats or use it as a dipping sauce for raw vegetables.

½ cup neutral oil, such as canola
5 tablespoons Cabernet vinegar or other red wine vinegar (not balsamic)
2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1–2 tablespoons maple syrup
2–3 cloves black garlic, grated or minced
¼ teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
Black pepper, to taste

Put all the ingredients into a jar of a blender and whiz until fully combined, creamy looking, and well emulsified. (Alternatively, put the ingredients into a jar and process with an immer­sion blender or whisk together by hand.) Store, well covered, in the fridge.