Saturday, October 29, 2011

Orange Poppyseed Dressing

Orange Poppyseed Dressing recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
I admit it. I'm salad dressing obsessed these days. Tangy, tart citrus, sweet honey, crunchy poppy seeds in a sweet salad dressing. My beloved Creamy Poppyseed Dressing has competition at last. I've been on the hunt for a dairy-free poppyseed dressing for months and I've finally found the perfect one!

I found one of Paula Deen's salad recipes and realized that I could adapt it to create what I was looking for in a dressing. I reduced the sugar a good bit and it is still a very sweet dressing. I served this on a simple salad of baby spinach, fruit and brown sugar almonds. My husband took one bite and commented that it was almost a dessert salad. Sounds crazy, right? Well, I happily ate two servings of this salad and skipped dessert. Yes, it was that good!

Orange Poppyseed Dressing
recipe adapted from Paula Deen
(printable recipe)

1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup light flavored olive oil
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Layer all ingredients except the poppy seeds into the blender and puree until smooth and well blended. Add the seeds and pulse to combine. Pour into an airtight jar and store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

15 comments:

  1. This does sound good. I hardly ever eat dressing on my salads but this one has really caught my eye.

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  2. That's what I need these days...dessert in salad form. This dressing sounds fabulous!

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  3. This sounds awesome! I love orange flavored items...and mixed with poppyseeds, this would be a great dressing!

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  4. This sounds so refreshing, it's just the push I need to get back into salads...I haven't eaten one since all the fall comfort foods started making an appearance.

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  5. Sounds awesome. I always stick with the vinegar/oil dressing, need to think outside the box. Thanks for the inspiration

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  6. I'm always nervous about poppy seeds cause they seem to get stuck in the cracks of my teeth! But this looks delicious :)

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  7. Another great recipe and a fantastic photo! I want to make all your dishes!

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  8. Oh I think I am going to make this tomorrow!! It sounds so delicious!

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  9. I don't like poppy but i greet idea to get posts like this as well(sauces,dresings etc")

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  10. Oooo... tasty! Love the addition of poppy seeds.

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  11. This looks amazing! I am so wanting this now.

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  12. Oooh Mary - here you go with your salad dressings:-)...I love this one, too. I love that mandarin orange and almond salad from weight watchers so I imagine an orange dressing would be awesome!

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