Why does salad get such a bad rap? It is one of my favorite things and there is no end to the versatility of salad. Wether it’s main dish salads, like this poppyseed salad with lemon chicken, grain salads like asian quinoa salad, or asian green salads like this amazing chinese chicken salad, or how about adding to finish off the amazingness that is grilled pizza with roasted garlic chicken and orange vinaigrette? Have I won you over yet? After being married over a decade even my hubby adores salads. One of our favorite terriyaki restaurants serves a little salad that we love and of course I had to make a homemade version. This is what I call a “junk food salad” because I use iceberg lettuce instead of dark greens. But through it on whatever, it’s still good. I serve it with shredded carrots like they do in the restaurant, and cherry tomatoes are a nice addition too I think.
You can change the sweetness or tartness of the dressing by adding more vinegar or sugar.
CREAMY AND TART POPPYSEED DRESSING
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp poppyseeds
pinch kosher salt
Combine everything in a jar and shake until smooth (or whisk together in a bowl).
Store in the refrigerator until using.