Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Thrifty Recipe- Poppyseed Dressing

A few months ago, I was making a spinach salad and had a taste for poppyseed dressing like they serve at D'Brien's, a deli in downtown Minneapolis. After searching the web, I found a recipe that I've made a few times now. It keeps in the fridge for about a week and is great with spinach and strawberries, or really on any salad. As you'll see, homemade salad dressing is a thrifty and healthy alternative to packaged, highly processed dressings.

Poppyseed Dressing

1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground dry mustard
1 teaspoon grated onion
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon black poppy seeds

1. In blender or food processor combine sugar, vinegar, salt, mustard, and onion and process for 20 seconds
2. With blender or food processor on high, gradually add oil in a slow steady stream
3. Remove from food processor and stir in poppy seeds
4. Store unused dressing in refrigerator for up to a week. Stir before serving.


  1. I have noticed that a lot of your blog entries have been food related (which is great!). My guess is that food/groceries/eating out is a susbstantial portion of a family's budget. Have you seen any statistics on what percentage of an average American family's budget is spent on food/groceries/eating out? Thanks.

  2. Great question! I will do a post on this topic in the next week.

  3. April -
    Here is a link I used on my blog to discuss how much various size families should spend on food every month.

    Kristy (Feiertag) Baker

  4. Thanks Kristy! Looks like some interesting data, I will include in my post.


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