Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Orange and Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

This vinaigrette was a lot of fun to make. It has such an explosion of flavors. The combination of the orange marmalade, toasted pecans and the apple cider vinegar really gave this vinaigrette some pop.



2 tablespoons of orange marmalade.



Place the marmalade in the microwave for about 15 seconds to loosen it up a bit.


Add in 1 teaspoon of poppy seeds.


Whisk in apple cider vinegar to taste. I like mine a little more tart so I used approximately 1-1/2 tablespoons. Season with salt and pepper.


Whisk in 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil.


Add in some toasted pecans to your mixed greens. Salad dressings are just fun to make. Your imagination is your limit!




35 comments:

Mary said...

What a great combination of ingredients you've used here, Katherine. I'll have to give this a try. Nothing ventured, nothing gained :-).

Dawn said...

that sounds goooood!

Cheryl said...

I have just recently started making my own salad dressings and this one looks like a winner!

A Year on the Grill said...

very very nice... what a great easy quick way to za za zing up a salad

great post

Debbie said...

Sounds delicious. I'll have to keep this and try it sometime..

The Japanese Redneck said...

Love the color. Bet it was good.

Cairo Typ0 said...

I like the tart/sweet combo here. Looks good!

Chef E said...

Funny, I just picked up some orange marmalade and thought "hmmm, what should I make with this"?

Fresh Local and Best said...

This looks like a fantastic marmalade. I like the idea of a sweet zing to my salad!

Pam said...

I've never used marmalade in a vinaigrette, but what a great idea!

Kathryn Magendie said...

OHHHHH! That does sound good! I love orange-flavored anything - and of course anything with pecans (pronounced "PUH CAHN" of course!!!)

Donna-FFW said...

Sounds like such a tasty viniagrette. Love the combo you chose.

Calm In The Kitchen said...

What a great combo! Sounds fresh and just the right addition to a salad.

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh yum!

Selba said...

This is so great! All this time, we usually only eat the orange marmalade for eating breads.

lisaiscooking said...

This sounds great! The salad with pecans is perfect for it too.

Claudia said...

Really a nice dressing for fall with the orange marmalade. Will definitely do this!

Lynda said...

This sounds wonderful over a salad- love the flavors you used!

tamilyn said...

Wow, looks easy but sounds flavorful!

velva said...

This dressing rocks!Very nice! I have not bought a store bottle of dressing in over 20 years. I love making my own dressing and this one is perfect-especially with those pecans in the salad.

Marjie said...

I like making salad dressings, too. Many of my children are fussbudgets who will only eat dressing from a bottle. Well, more of the good stuff for me, right? I'll have to try this soon!

Gladys said...

I love using orange marmelade to cook with. I coat my salmon in a dressing much like this before I cook it.

teresa said...

brilliant! i can't wait to try this! your pasta below looks so yummy too!

Julie said...

Sounds wonderful...love the marmalade in there :)

the ungourmet said...

I just love orange marmalade! I think adding it into a viniagrette recipe is a splendid idea! :D

Marguerite said...

Me oh my, Katherine, this vinaigrette is "to die for"! And the pecans add such a nice Southern touch. Great recipe!

Sophia said...

wow, this is so fast, simple, and minimal ingredients, too! It'll be great as kind of a stir-fry sauce, too!

Katy ~ said...

I was wondering what to do with the orange marmalade just hanging out in my fridge. This is positively perfect! I LOVE this kind of vinaigrette with a pecan salad. YUM YUM YUM

Ginger said...

Katherine,

I am coming your way and I will take two salads please! YUMMY! I have everything that I need to make your vinaigrette. Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend :-)

Gin

gigi said...

I think that this would really float my boat! Yummy!

buffalodick said...

That would be a nice flavor on a crisp salad!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

What a delicious salad dressing Katherine! I love the crunch and flavor of toasted nuts on my salads! I bet they were great with the orange flavor.

Jamie said...

Oh that is simply fantastic! I will make this! Love the blend of flavors and must be so intense! Great recipe.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

LIKE, DOUBLE YUMMY! I am gonna try this one for sure.

5 Star Foodie said...

A fantastic vinaigrette, love the combination of these wonderful ingredients!