Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Foto: Horseradish Poppy Seed Dressing

With winter firmly entrenched in our neck of the woods, our dinners have been gravitating toward the heartier, body-and-soul-warming variety. Slow cooker meals. Roasts. Stews. Soups. While delicious, after a while it all starts to feel a bit heavy. At those times, I find myself craving a fresh salad...something crisp and clean to cleanse my seasonal palate, in a sense.

Kelli's a master at whipping up from-scratch vinaigrettes on the fly. (I can't remember the last time we bought a salad dressing at the supermarket.) But this time, she really surprised me (and herself, too, I think) with this horseradish poppy seed dressing.

The prominent horseradish flavor is unlike any I've had in a salad dressing before, but it was a nice change from our usual vinaigrettes. And you know what? It really works. This dressing has "zest" and an edge as "crisp" as the crunchy bite of a fresh piece of Romaine lettuce.

Horseradish Poppy Seed Dressing

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tbsp honey mustard
1 tsp prepared horseradish
1/4 tsp poppy seeds

Combine all ingredients.


This recipe is: gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, fish-free, shellfish-free, corn-free

* The recipe would also be soy-free, but prepared horseradish sometimes has soybean oil in it.

- Pete

P.S. Update: 2/1/11 - In the interest of bloggerly love, we've also posted this recipe over at Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free's Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays weekly post...


e.m.b. said...

Dressings with "edge" are a must... this looks delicious!

gfe--gluten free easily said...

I can't say I'm a big horseradish fan, so I'm making this dressing without the horseradish for a simple poppy seed dressing. Thanks!


peterbronski said...

Hi EMB... If "edge" is what you're looking for, definitely give this a try!

Hey Shirley... Sounds good! Poppy seed all the way... =)

Cheers, Pete