Salad: Snowpea-Citrus with Poppyseed Dressing - pareve

Posted by : Karen Selwyn

I have a real fondness for citrus salads, and I discovered a new one	
during my habitual net surfing.  While this recipe certainly isn't 
traditional Jewish cuisine, I think it has enough symbolism to be 
served at one of two holidays: Tu B'Shevat or Purim.  The abundance 
of fruits and nuts qualifies it for Tu B'Shevat and the 
abundance of poppyseed in the dressing it qualifies for Purim.

Karen Selwyn

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Snowpea-Citrus Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

4 cups fresh snow-peas 
1 cup whole red seedless grapes 
1 cup fresh orange sections (2 large oranges) 
1 cup fresh grapefruit sections (2 large grapefruits) 
1 green bell pepper, cut in julienne slices 
1 small red onion, sliced into thin slivers 
1/2 cup dry-roasted sunflower seeds 

Poppyseed dressing (see recipe) 

Snip ends of snowpeas and discard. In large bowl, combine snowpeas, 
grapes, orange sections, grapefruit sections, green pepper slices, 
onion slivers and sunflower seeds. 

Toss salad with 1/2 to 3/4 cup poppyseed dressing, or to taste. 

Yield: 8 to 10 (1-cup) servings. 

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Poppyseed Dressing

2 cups granulated sugar 
1 1/4 cups white vinegar 
3 1/3 cups vegetable oil 
8 teaspoons poppy-seeds 
1/4 cup dried onion flakes 
2 teaspoons dry mustard 
3 1/2 teaspoons salt 

Stir sugar into vinegar; mix with wire whisk until blended. 
Whisk in oil. Add poppyseeds, onion flakes, dry mustard and 
salt. Mix well. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. 

Yield: 6 cups.										

Source: "1989 Year's Favorites"
         Barbara Ostmann
         ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH (on-line edition), 1/1/90

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