January 26, 2010

Creamy Lemon Dressing

This dressing is so good! I have been using it all over the place, but especially on my favorite salad.
1/4 c sugar (I used sucanat, but agave would work as well, you might be able to even decrease to 2 TB agave!)
1/2 c lemon juice
2 t onion
1/2 t salt
2/3 c  Olive oil
1-2 T Poppy Seeds (Opt.)

Combine everything but the oil and poppy seeds in blender or food processor, blend until well blended. Slowly add oil in steady stream until slightly thickened and smooth.  Add poppy seeds and blend for a few seconds.
Serve on your favorite salad, especially great with salads that have fruit in them.  This is enough for 2 good size salads.


Courtney said...

How do you keep is from seperating out?
P.S. greener Eating also has a realy good lemon dressing made with white beans.

Heidi said...

OHH! I'll have to try their recipe next.
Mine lasts about 2 weeks in the fridge with no seperation, the trick is to make like mayonaise is made. Mis all of the first ingredients REALLY well, then slowly add your oil. I found my blendtec is too big and doesn't do immersions very well, so I make them with a hand blender or my food processor. I hope that helps!

Lindsey said...

Sounds good; do you think you could use honey?

Heidi said...

Yes, I think Honey would be really good!

Lindsey said...

I tried it today on a salad with mangoes, red grapes and pecans. It was fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration!