I feel kind of bad not sharing this dressing recipe with you sooner. We've been enjoying it for the last 7 years. I need to share my staples more I guess. I hope you'll forgive me!
On Saturday my sweet husband grilled a few pounds of chicken for us so we could have more yummy salads for lunch. I'm really trying to stop eating quesadillas with my cheese loving children every day for lunch - and after day one of having this salad, I think I could do this for life!
I don't always make the same salad - but this one was some fresh greens, grilled chicken, my favorite fruits (blueberries, strawberries, and pears), some tangy feta, and some buttery smooth avocado topped with this lightly sweet dressing is like heaven. A few other things I love on a salad are grated carrots, toasted almonds or pecans (candied if you prefer), bleu cheese, cucumbers, sweet corn, black beans, cilantro. You can really change it up. I feel like this salad dressing is versatile enough that you can use it on most any kind of green salad.
Honey Poppyseed Vinaigrette Dressing
¾ cup olive oil
⅓ cup honey
⅓ cup red wine vinegar (or half red wine half balsamic you can use apple cider too)
1 teaspoon dry mustard
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
Blend or shake all the ingredients in a blender or pint jar. Just don’t blend the poppyseeds. Shake those in. Store in the fridge. If it solidifies from the olive oil let it sit at room temperature for 30-60 minutes to let it melt. Mine doesn’t always solidify.
from my mother-in-law, Maureen G.
A few other salads you might like: