1In a blender, combine all of the ingredients except for the poppy seeds and oil. Puree for 20-30 seconds or until the ingredients are smooth. Remove the lid, lower the speed of the blender and add the poppy seeds. Drizzle in the Canola oil slowly while the blender processes the dressing. Continue until the mixture emulsifies and thickens. Chill until your ready to serve. Yield: 1 1/2 cups
For a time saver, look in the mixed nut section of the grocery store for candied nuts. They have several varieties to choose from and they usually include candied almonds, walnuts and pecans. Any of these are terrific sprinkled on this salad, simnply choose your preference.