Mandarin Poppyseed Dressing/Marinade

 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!


Mary Jane Curry

Mary Jane Curry and husband Jeff love RVing and travel in a 2013 Roadtrek RS Adventurous motorhome. She is a Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant and Registered Nurse in Emergency and Occupational Medicine, and is nearing retirement and has great enthusiasm for the travels and adventures awaiting. Her love of food science and food presentation led her to pursue a secondary career about 10 years ago when she became a certified Personal Chef and owner of Custom Cuisine in Southern California. She received her training and certification through the United States Personal Chef Association, an organization with Personal Chef membership in both the US and Canada. She plans to share many recipes here for RVers!

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