Making Your Own Salad Dressing, part II

mango dressing

I told you of my realization I could make dressing rather than buy it, thus re-using all those dressing bottles I had acquired. What I did not explain was that I had a mild addiction to Annie's Papaya Poppyseed Dressing.  It is really good.  

Since I had committed to making dressing, I decided to scour the web for similiar dressings.  Funny, it was not among the vast repertoire of knock off recipes.  And I kept finding recipes using papaya seeds which was not at all what I wanted.  The papayas in the stores here are the saddest of tropical fruits.  But wait!  Why couldn't I substitute mango for the papaya?

It is not too hard to find sweet dressing recipes or poppyseed recipes. From the wide range of recipes, here is what I cobbled together.  And, I think it is really tasty and it does satisfy my craving for the old Annie's!  

Tangy Mango Salad Dressing

1/3 cup vinegar  (use the one you like best.  I uses red wine once, reaspberry once.)
2/3 cup oil  (I use less and add some water)
3/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbs dijon mustard
1 mango

Put in blender and blend.  Add poppyseeds last, if you like.  
Makes a little more than one salad dressing bottle full. 

 

 

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