Thursday, September 17, 2009

GRAPEFRUIT SALAD WITH CELERY SEED DRESSING

This is another old Hoosier recipe.

1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp paprika
3 tbsp honey
3 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp celery seeds
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1 cup chopped celery leaves
1 grapefruit, peeled, sectioned, seeded
2 bananas, sliced (optional)
1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

In a blender contain combine the vegetable oil, sugar, mustard, paprika, honey, vinegar, and lemon juice. Process about half a minute. Stir in the celery seeds. In a bowl combine the celery, celery leaves, grapefruit, bananas, and 1/2 cup of the dressing from the blender. Stir all together very gently. Spoon the mixture into a large salad bowl; sprinkle with the nuts. Serve with the remaining dressing.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

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