POPPY SEED SALAD DRESSING
(This originally came from a well-known Nashville restaurant 25 years ago)
1 medium onion (cut up in small sections)
2/3 cup white vinegar (divided into half)
1 cup sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp. celery seed
2 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp. minced garlic
2 cups olive oil
1 Tbsp. poppy seed
In blender, combine onion and 1/3 cup white vinegar and blend until smooth.
Add sugar, salt, celery seed, dry mustard, minced garlic, and the remaining 1/3 cup of vinegar. Blend until smooth.
Slowly add 2 cups of olive oil, while blending at high speed. Blend until thickened and creamy.
Add poppy seed and blend until well mixed with creamy mixture.
YIELD: 36-40 ounces