Orange Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

** I used peanut oil and minced green onions when I made this. I served it on a salad of Boston lettuce with melon and chopped prosciutto.

Step 1

Slightly toast the poppy seeds (method below). Place all ingredients in a screw-top jar. Shake vigorously. Chill until serving. This dressing complements any green salad, but the addition of some small chunks of cantaloupe, honeydew, or star fruit to your greens will enhance the orange-honey flavor of the dressing. Or try it over slices of cold roast pork with nectarine wedges on watercress. Poppy Seeds: Did you know that it takes almost a million seeds to make a pound? These tiny bluish-black gems come from the opium poppy plant. But even if you eat a million, you won't experience any narcotic effect. Connoisseurs say those imported from Holland taste best. For even better flavor, seeds should be slightly toasted in a 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes.

Things You'll Need

  • 2/3c Safflower or corn oil
  • 2tb Orange juice
  • 2tb Honey
  • 1tb Poppy seeds
  • 1/4c Lime juice
  • 2tb Orange rind; grated
  • 2tb Onion; minced
  • Salt & pepper to taste

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