Monday, January 04, 2010

Sweet Poppy Seed Dressing

My favorite commercial salad dressing is Brianna's Rich Poppy Seed Dressing. It is seriously to die for. Unfortunately, the price makes it a bit prohibitive for me to have it on a regular basis with as fast as we go through it.

So therefore, I give you my version of Brianna's Poppy Seed Dressing for your dining pleasure. It's not exactly like the original, but close enough to please most. :) recipe for brianna's poppy seed dressing

Suz's Sweet Poppy Seed Dressing recipe

1/2 cup mayonnaise
5 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1/8 cup sweet white onion
2 tsp. white vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. ground mustard
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
1/4 cup canola oil

Put everything in your blender, except the poppy seeds and the canola oil. Process until the onion has been liquified. On the lowest speed of the blender, pour in the canola oil and the poppy seeds. Refrigerate and enjoy!


I highly suggest Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar, if you don't have it already. You can find it at some grocery stores, and just about all health food stores. You can also substitute agave or your sweetener of choice for the sugar, if you'd like. If you do use a liquid sweetener, omit the water.

My favorite salad to serve poppy seed dressing over:

Spinach
Mandarin Oranges
Strawberries, sliced
Granny Smith apples, diced
Dried cranberries (I prefer fruit sweetened)
Sliced almonds

Happy eating! :) Brianna's Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

7 comments:

Just Breathe said...

Sounds really good.

gretchen said...

Ah! My mother used to make this all the time when I was little. She'd put it on fruit salad. Thanks for the recipe and the memory.

Grant said...

Sounds great except for the sugar and mayo and the fact that I don't have a blender. Debbil done et my peanut butter.

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

Mmmmm!

Bex said...

ew-weee! this sounds scrump-trulescent!

i will try - especially with the new year here and all of my obsessive salad eating. ugh.

and here's my favorite dressing:

http://griggrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/06/cilantro-salad-dressing.html

Rob Clack said...

That sounds pretty good and I think I'll try it. Probably use olive oil instead of rapeseed (==canola), less (or no) sugar (I find American food generally is much sweeter than I like) and might put in a garlic clove.

My own killer vinaigrette goes: 100ml olive oil, 50ml white wine vinegar, 1 clove garlic peeled and crushed, 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard, 1 teaspoon mixed dried herbs, sea salt, black pepper. Whisk it up with a fork and leave for at least an hour to infuse.

Brad said...

I used your recipe tonight because I ran out of store bought poppy seed dressing. It was great and I don't think I'll ever buy it agin since your recipe is so easy to make.