Gluten Free Living – 2016
Mango Poppyseed Dressing is truly delightful. I love creamy salad dressings especially when I can make them with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. This salad dressing uses awesome clean-eating ingredients like avocado oil, honey, champagne or ataulfo mangos, apple cider vinegar and poppyseeds. It’s a refreshing, low calorie, gluten free recipe made super delicious with the addition of mangos.
It has been a crazy couple of weeks for me. First of all, I forgot about this recipe. I failed to record it in my blog notebook so I never bothered to look for the pictures and post it. I accidentally wiped out my computer in mid-July. What a disaster! When I went back and tried to restore everything I found the pictures for this recipe and the salad I made with it. Ding, ding, ding ding! The light bulb went off and I realized I forgot to post this amazing recipe (and the salad I made to go with it). I guess there is something good that came out of all those headaches. 🙂
When I served this salad and dressing for supper (I think it was back in June), my husband said it was almost too pretty to eat. It really was beautiful and the dressing had a delicious combination of flavors. I have to admit I will eat two or three ataulfo mangos in one sitting when they’re in season. I love the things. I actually like this variety better than the more common Haden mangos that we usually find at the grocery store. I peel them and just bite into them. Yes, they’re a little messy, but oh such a wonderful messy….They’re not super easy to cut, but worth the effort for recipes like this.
If you’re looking for a healthy and tasty salad dressing that’s wonderful over top of any tossed salad, give Mango Poppyseed Dressing a try. You’ll eat a lot more salad when you can serve it with a salad dressing like this one. It’s also excellent to use as a dip for fruit. Enjoy.
Mango Poppyseed Dressing is a great salad dressing for any kind of tossed salad.
Mangos add a delicate and delicious taste to salad dressing.
I served Mango Poppyseed Dressing with Mango Berry Salad. The combination of flavors was unbeatable.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. I used ataulfo mangos, but regular mangos can be used also.
Peel and dice mangos. Place in a blender with avocado oil, honey, Greek yogurt, poppyseeds and apple cider vinegar.
Puree in blender until smooth and thick.
Pour dressing into cruet or other container.
Serve Mango Poppyseed Dressing with Mango Berry Salad or your favorite tossed salad.
Ataulfo mangos make a delicious dressing. Make sure you get really ripe mangos as they’ll be sweeter. These ones are more yellow rather than green. That means they’re ripe.
If you enjoy mangos, you’ll enjoy Mango Poppyseed Dressing.
Here’s the recipe.
MANGO POPPYSEED DRESSING
(My own concoction)
- ½ cup avocado oil
- 2 cups [url href=”http://www.chobani.com/products/plain#non-fat-plain” target=”_blank”]Chobani[/url]plain yogurt
- ½ to 2/3 cup honey (as desired)
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 mangos, peeled and diced
- 1 tbsp. poppyseeds
- Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth – about 20 seconds.
- Adjust honey and poppyseeds by adding more, if desired.
- Drizzle dressing over top of individual salad plates.
- Yield: About 1 quart.
This recipe makes a lot. It’s great if you’re having company and need to serve a lot of guests.
Mango Poppyseed Dressing is so thick you can use it as a dip for fruit as well.
I served Mango Poppyseed Dressing with Mango Berry Salad. The double mango flavors were irresistible.
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