On Line Cookbook

Poppyseed Fruit Dressing

Recipe Information
A semi-transparent dressing (without mayo) great on all kinds of fruit.

Cookbook of restaurant recipes.

Serves/Makes:1-1/2 to 2 cups

  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) sugar
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) dry mustard
  • 2/3 cup (150 ml) cider vinegar
  • 2 or 3 tbsp (45 ml) coarsely chopped onion (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) salt
  • 1-3/4 cups (425 ml) canola oil (or other bland oil of preference)
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) poppyseeds
  • red food coloring (optional)
  • In blender place sugar, mustard, salt, vinegar and onion--blend well.
  • While blender is running add oil in a steady stream.
  • Blend until thick.
  • Add poppyseeds and mix well.
  • Optional: 1-2 drops red food coloring stirred in gives the dressing an appetizing look.
  • Store in refrigerator, well covered.
I first experienced this great dressing at Neiman Marcus in St. Louis and fell in love with it. Years later I was fortunate enough to run across it in a book of restaurant recipes. Everyone I've served this to has just raved about it and requested a copy of the recipe. Enjoy!

Also, for a more dessert-like slant, you can add a little cream at serving time.