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Mandarin Poppyseed Dressing/Marinade

I took a look in the pantry and pulled out some ingredients I thought would go well together as a salad dressing and or also make a flavorful marinade for grilled veggies, chicken, fish or pork.  This  combination of ingredients created a dressing and also a marinade with just enough tang to balance out a salad and also a great contrast for grilled main dishes.

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Prep Time:  5 minutes

Category:  Vegan Salad Dressing/Marinade

Cooking Method:  no cooking required of dressing/marinade

Serves:  4 for multiple uses during the week.

Equipment:  Blender or Vitamix


1 cup  Olive Oil

1/3 cup red wine vinegar

1/4 cup honey

3 oz. mandarin oranges ‘snack size'  in light juice

1/8 cup honey mustard

1/3 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 teaspoons bottled spice: poppy seed


Combine all the ingredients in a blender or Vitamix and whirl for a minute to combine.

Use as a salad dressing, marinade or drizzle over grilled veggies, chicken or fish.

Store left overs in a closed container in the fridge for up to a week.  Bring the dressing to room temperature and shake to combine ingredients as needed.  Alternate uses:  Combine 1 part mayonnaise to 1 part dressing and stir to combine.  Use as a vegetable dip for raw veggies or steamed artichokes or as a sandwich dressing spread!


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Mike Wendland

Published on 2017-07-27

Mike Wendland is an Emmy award-winning journalist, traveler, and producer of RV Podcast, the RV Lifestyle travel blog, and the RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube. Mike, traveling with his wife Jennifer and their Norwegian Elkhound, Bo, has vast experience and a great passion for exploring North America, previously working as a long-time NBC-TV News Channel Technology Correspondent and now sharing his love for the RV lifestyle with millions. Mike is not only an adept RV life enthusiast but also a skillful storyteller, bringing to his channels stories from the road that perfectly capture the magic and hardships of this lifestyle.

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