Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

One of the things I plan to focus on this spring and summer is learning how to make homemade salad dressings. This Poppy Seed Dressing came with a super simple, very elegant Strawberry Spinach Salad recipe. This is a beautiful salad that would be perfect for Mother's Day: rinse and dry 1 bag of fresh baby spinach and add 1 quart of sliced strawberries. Add dressing and toss, almost too easy!
I use the dressing on regular salads too. 

 Poppy Seed Dressing
3/4 C sugar-can cut back
1 C vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
3/4 C cider vinegar
1/4 C onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp poppy seeds
-Add all to a blender or food processor and let 'er rip.

Notes:
  • This recipe is easily cut in half, and half fits into the Good Seasonings Cruet.
  • I do cut back on the sugar and use 1/4 cup for half the recipe. Plenty sweet for me.
  • Any onion will do, but if I was planning to make this dressing, I'd buy a sweet onion.
  • Don't know when you bought poppy seeds last... but they're expensive! I keep poppy and sesame seeds in the freezer, they stay fresher longer.
  • Just saw these fun mason jar lids on Food In Jars, what a great idea for salad dressing! They can be purchased HERE.
Have a happy day:@)

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13 comments:

  1. I've just been catching up on the MANY good posts I missed last week. I can't wait to try that popcorn you mentioned.

    As to this dressing, I think my family would really like this. I will try it with splenda, I think, That doesn't generally change the taste, and well... you know...

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  2. one of me favorites and so much better freshly made.

    best,
    bonnie

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  3. I love this dressing - they have it at Bob Evans - now I can make it myself. sadnie

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  4. Why do we love poppy seeds so much??

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  5. This would be fantastic with the spinach and strawberries. I love a good homemade dressing.

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  6. Thanks! It sounds like the perfect dressing I'm looking for. :)

    Dee

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  7. I love all things poppy seed. When I was on staff as a RN for the Dept. of Corrections I could not eat them as they will make a drug test go positive.

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  8. It is hard to beat a poppyseed dressing on a fruit salad. Your dressing sounds especially nice. have a great evening. Blessings...Mary

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  9. This looks SO good, Lynne! I am trying to make my dressings from scratch so that they don't have extra fat, sugar and preservatives. This is going in my file!

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. I love poppy seed dressing, Lynn! Thanks for showing the lid for mason jars...I could really use those.

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  11. Looks delicious! I love homemade dressings, have to try this. I've never had poppy seed dressing. Cool lid, thanks for the link.

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  12. Your recipe looks awesome. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  13. Made it. LOVED it! Posted about it. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

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