The most amazing poppyseed dressing you ever tasted… in your life!! With a kicked up spinach salad!!!

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Poppyseed Dressing

You will need:

  • 3/4 cup of Hellmans Light Extra Virgin Olive Oil Mayo
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons of poppy seed

In a mason jar add your mayo.

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Next add your sugar.

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Next add the cider vinegar.. I bought mine locally from Boate’s located in Woodville, NS but any kind will do.. I go local if I can! 🙂

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Finally add your poppyseed which can be purchased at your local Bulk Barn.

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Cover your mason jar with a lid and shake vigerously to mix for about 3 minutes… put in the fridge to chill, covered in the Mason jar this will keep for 2 weeks but I guarantee it won’t last that long!

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Kicked up Spinach Salad!!

You will need:

  • 1/2 package of baby spinach, washed and dried (I also remove the stems)
  • 3 tbsp slivered almonds
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic whole
  • 1 egg boiled and sliced
  • mandrin oranges peeled and seperated (can also used canned)
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries chopped
  • 3 tbsp of skim mozzarella cheese

This is a pretty straight forward recipie.. first I remove all the stems from my baby spinach, then put it in a strainer to be washed. When washed I place the spinach on paper towel to dry. If you have a salad spinner omit the last two steps and use the spinner!

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In a frying pan on low heat add your extra virgin olive oil and whole garlic, I usually crush a garlic with a knife to help release all the flavour. Then add the slivered almonds to toast them.

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Remove garlic cloves and put toasted almonds on a sheet of paper towel to remove some of the access oil. Remove the garlic cloves and put toasted almonds on a sheet of paper towel to remove some of the access oil. Add the red onion.

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Add the toasted Almonds.

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Next add the egg and the mandrin oranges (I made this salad again the next day with fresh navel orange and pineapple, you could also use apple any fruit will work)

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Add skim mozzarella cheese.

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Top with Poppyseed Salad Dressing and the chopped dried cranberries to finish!

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So thats it, a salad that you will love and keep on loving.. The dressing is amazing and could become addictive, but if you use the light ingredients like I mentioned in the recipie, then you should be good to to.

Any ideas or comments please email me at schoonerpixie@hotmail.com

or you can join me on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/SchoonerpixiesKitchen.

Next up we are trying one of my fav recipies in a dumpling… thanks to my husband John’s great idea!!

Dan Dan Dumplings with Dumpling Dipping Sauce

Until next time enjoy & happy cooking!!!!

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