On Wednesday, I’ll be posting one of my favorite salads, especially for lunch (since my husband would rather not eat salad for dinner and I don’t want to hear his bellyaching when he’s starving at 8:00 pm). And since every great salad needs a great salad dressing, that’s what we’re doing today!
I first made this dressing in a moment of desperation–I was in college and completely broke and salad dressing-less and had been asked to bring salad dressing to a party.
Turns out that it tastes just as good, if not better, than some of the high-priced brands and it’s easy! I think it goes particularly well with spinach, especially if you throw something sweet in there like mandarin oranges or craisins.
Poppy Seed Dressing
Recipe from Our Best Bites
1/3 c. white vinegar
1 tsp. Kosher salt
A few turns of freshly ground black pepper
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. mustard
1 green onion, ends removed (both the “hairy” end and where the green part starts to get floppy)
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 tsp. poppy seeds
In a blender, combine vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar, and mustard. While the blender is running, add the green onion. Continue running the blender and add the oil in a steady stream and is fully incorporated into the dressing.
Pour the dressing into a serving or storage container and whisk in poppy seeds. Serve over leafy greens.
Try this dressing on: Spinach Mandarin Poppyseed Salad