Here is Paula Deen's Poppy Seed Salad dressing. Now I know why I haven't learned to like salad. I have not found the perfect salad dressing that I like yet; but now, I do not have to look any further. I found it! I have found the perfect salad dressing!!
Now it is true that there is really a difference between a store bought salad dressing from the home made ones. Just last month, I threw my store bought salad Poppy seed salad dressing because I cannot make myself touch it again. There was no taste in it but the sourness. The home made poppy seed salad dressing, however, was extremely good and you can control its taste. And not too sour. And I love the biting taste of the grape fruit in it. It just give it a kick which I have not experienced from other salad dressing. I keep on thinking of having my salad once I get off bed...
I like the combo of the avocado, tangerine and the bitter grapefruit in this salad too. Gosh, my praises to avocado - I love you!
This salad dressing is very versatile. Today, I use it with my lettuce, Parmesan cheese, olive , onion salad a and I used it with my spinach salad yesterday. Then I made it again with watercress . And today, I am using it for my bok choy- lets see how that goes. I hope you will enjoy it too.
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- POPPY SEED DRESSING:
- ½ cup fresh grapefruit juice
- ⅓ cup canola oi
- ½ to 1 tsp salt ( I used ½ tsp, adjust accordingly)
- 1 tsp low-fat mayonnaise
- 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
- 1 tsp honey or Agave ( I used Agave)
- 1½ tsp ground black pepper
- 1½ tsp poppy seed
- FOR THE VEGETABLES:
- 1 bunch watercress or arugula
- 1 avocado
- 2 tangerine
- grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
- Place the grapefruit juice in a bowl and add in the rest of poppy seed dressing ingredients and stir.Place in a container with cap and serve.
- Divide watercress in four serving place and add in the tangerine, grapefruit and avocado. Drizzle with the poppy seed dressing.