Tuesday, March 29, 2011

pink poppyseed dressing



I promise you'll like this recipe wayyyy better than yesterday's recipe!

Brita {one of my favorite people on the planet and second-cousin on my dad's side}, invited me and the kids up to her pretty mountainside house for lunch today. It was so nice to get out, especially with the kids being off track from school. The kids built castles and train tracks in the basement while we dished the latest for 3 1/2 hours!

She baked the best homemade mac and cheese {I need the recipe} and made a salad topped with this dressing. She made it from scratch, trying to copy the salad dressing from Kneaders. She brought some home from Kneaders, then tasted it back and forth with her own creation until they tasted exactly the same. She has a real knack for figuring out recipes like that. Anyway, she had a couple big jars of it, so she sent one home with me along with her recipe. Being friends with a cheffy person has such great benefits! :)

Try it on a salad with different lettuces, spinach, sliced strawberries, raspberries, mangoes, parmesan cheese, sunflower seeds, candied nuts, croutons, dried cranberries...just whatever you like best, really!

Brita's Pink Poppyseed Dressing

3/4 c. red wine vinegar
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 red onion, quartered
1 1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 t. dry mustard

Mix these together in a blender.
Then, over 30 seconds time, add the following while blending:

3/4 c. salad oil
3/4 c. corn syrup
1 1/2 Tbsp. poppy seeds

Store in a big jar in the fridge, and then invite me over for lunch, okay?

1 comment:

  1. I'm very anxious to try this. I've loved Kneaders' dressing for years - tried to buy it from them but they say it comes from a large wholesale restaurant supplier, who does not package for retail. Grrrr! I'm glad a "cheffy" person has done the legwork to figure this out. I've tried several poppy seed recipes and none has really hit the mark so far. Fingers crossed for this one!

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