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.

  • 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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  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...

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


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

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

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

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


  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.

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

  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!


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

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

  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

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


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