This Summer Salad Recipe is full of delicious fresh ingredient and made perfect with my Lemon Poppyseed Dressing. This is a fast summer salad that you will want to bring to all the summer picnics and BBQs!
Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, sugar, salt, and mustard until the sugar is completely dissolved. Taste and add more lemon until it has enough of a lemon flavor for you. Add more honey if it becomes overwhelmingly acidic.
Stir poppy seeds into the dressing.
Serve salad dressing on the side and allow people to dress their salad to taste.
Roast the walnuts at 400 degrees on a parchment lined baking sheet for 5 minutes to deepen their flavor. (Optional step.)
The balance of sweet and acid in this salad dressing is really important. Start with 1/3 cup lemon juice. If it doesn't taste enough like lemon to you add a little more, about a teaspoon at a time. If you go too far, add a tablespoon of honey to counter balance it.