Poppy Seed Dressing with Salad Greens
Olive oil has a lot of flavor, especially extra virgin but at a price. Canola, peanut or plain vegetable oil makes a lighter and tasty base for this Poppy Seed Dressing with Salad Greens, and will cost a fraction of what olive oil costs.
1/4 cup honey
3 Tbsp cider vinegar
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp poppy seeds
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
6 cup green leaf lettuce
1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges
1 apple, chopped
Mince shallot. Place in a medium bowl. Add honey, vinegar, olive oil, mustard, poppy seeds, salt and pepper. Whisk until very well mixed.
For the salad, tear greens into bite-size pieces. Place in a large bowl.
Drain oranges; add to greens in bowl. Add apple.
Pour dressing over salad. Toss well.
Poppy Seed Dressing with Salad Greens tip: Purchasing packaged ready-to-serve mixed lettuces from the produce section of the grocery store will save time and provide a rich variety of greens.