Creamy citrus and poppy seeds salad dressing

Citrus poppy seed salad dressing

Sunday is here which means it is time for a new and refreshing salad dressing recipe. The weather is warming up, and with spring in the air, I crave colors! it is like I need to wash away the months of winter gloom. I go hunting for color and beauty every where,I’d be stuck in traffic but my attention is on the sidewalk admiring a tender flower opening up its petals to greet the world. Driving home late from work , I try to focus on the breath taking hues of sunset, it is like the sun is a silent artist painting the horizon everyday trying to remind us that even endings can be beautiful.  I get home and all I crave is a bowl of refreshing greens dotted with splashes of colors from the different fruits and veges and perfectly complimented with a new homemade salad dressing

Today’s dressing is creamy,sweet and tangy with a little bite of Dijon mustard, it is a perfect compliment to green salads especially salads that feature fruit.

Citrus poppy seed salad dressing

Citrus and poppy seeds salad dressing

Recipe source:Women’s weekly salad cookbook

2 teaspoons (10 ml) orange zest
¼ cup (60 ml) orange juice
2 tablespoons (30 ml) apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon (15 ml) (10 gm) (1/3 oz) poppy seeds
1/3 cup (80 ml) sour cream (I usually use labneh for a lighter dressing)
1 teaspoon (5 ml) mustard
1 teaspoon (5 ml) honey

Whisk all the ingredients until homogenous

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16 Comments

  1. Lovely dressing and beautiful photos x

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  2. Hallooooo, where have you been? Welcome back, Sawsan. Dressing looks interesting, will certainly try this one when I buy the orange. Thanks.

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  3. Eha

     /  March 30, 2014

    Quite different to any dressing I have made before – looks incredibly moreish . . . since I love poppy seeds it will be tried soonest, thank you and I do hope you are having a lovely spring Sunday!!

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  4. Another winner salad dressing, Sawsan!

    Love the labneh use and the poppy seeds of course are a must!

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  5. Yum, what a gorgeous idea for a salad dressing! Citrus, poppy seeds, creamy labneh… it sounds perfect. I’m definitely going to give the recipe a go. Glad that you’re getting some warmer where where you are lovely. The flower photos are beautiful x

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  6. Lovely photos! Thanks for sharing. I’m going to use this dressing recipe tonight! Cheers ;) have a wonderful Sunday!

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  7. Hi Sawsan , thanks for these recipes they are low fat and delicious better than store bought.

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  8. I’m having friends over tonight and I was trying to decide how to dress the salad and this is IT! It sounds wonderful and looks terrific as all your photos do.

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  9. Sounds like a great combination! I could imagine the dressing harmonizes great with bitter salads, such as arugula or radicchio. I will definitely try it.

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  10. What a gorgeous dressing, it looks so pretty! And poppy seeds have great flavour :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  11. Spring is a little slow in these parts so a beautiful, bright, tangy dressing would be a perfect accompaniment to a delicious salad.

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  12. This looks so light and refreshing, and I love the pictures…we are still waiting for spring here!

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  13. Reblogged this on Forget the Viagra, Pass Me a Carrot and commented:
    I dislike the aftertaste of shop bought salad dressings and I am always on the look out for new recipes. Not only does this one look delicious but so is the presentation of the blog by Sawson Abu Farh – chef in disguise

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  14. Oh..this looks good. I’m always looking for salad dressings that can be made with ingredients that we can get in China. I get tired of the same dressings too often. Will give this one a try tomorrow.

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