GOLDEN POPPYSEED DRESSING
1/8 cup honey or vegan sweetener
1/8 cup cider vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground mustard seed
1/8 tsp. onion powder
1/4 cup olive oil
3/4 tsp. poppy seeds
Place honey in a deep, straight-sided measuring cup or small bowl. Stir in the salt, mustard powder, onion powder, and vinegar until honey is dissolved.
With an immersible blender, blend in the olive oil in a thin, steady stream. (See note.)
Grind the poppy seeds briefly with a mortar and pestle or food processor, to break them up and release the flavor (optional). Stir into dressing.
Note: Blending-in the oil is optional. It makes the dressing creamy by emulsifying the oil. If you don’t have a blender or plan to store the dressing (at room temperature) for multiple uses, just make it in a jar and shake it up well before using. On a salad, it works out about the same.