I discovered this dressing at Maxine’s restaurant in St. Albert, Alberta about 14 years ago. They served this dressing warm over their house tossed salad and I immediately fell in love with it. They sold it by the bottle and I bought a few until I figured out how to make it myself. The restaurant has since closed but I now have the recipe for a great dressing that livens up any salad!
1-1/2 cup sugar (I use raw can sugar)
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
3 tablespoons finely minced onion
3 tablespoons poppy seeds
2 teaspoons dry mustard
2/3 cup white vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
2 cups vegetable oil
Combine sugar, mustard, salt, vinegar and onion in a blender or food processor. Add the oil slowly, processing constantly until thick. Stir in the poppy seeds.
Serve warm over fruit salad or any green salad. Enjoy!