Homemade salad dressing is easier to make than you might think. With a few simple ingredients, you can make this poppy seed salad dressing which is great on green salads, strawberry salads, or to serve with fruit.
Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe
You might think that making your own dressings is difficult. Nothing could be further from the truth. Using only a handful of ingredients, a bowl, and a whisk, you can make a delicious dressing that will have you walking by the salad dressing aisle in the future.
You control the ingredients and the amounts used. Too tart? Dial-back on the vinegar or add more sugar. Too sweet? Cut back on the sugar.
Homemade poppy seed dressing is excellent with goat cheese, blue cheese, strawberries, apples, blueberries, peaches, nuts, romaine lettuce, leaf lettuce, spinach, house salads, fruit kabobs, and more! Perfect on a strawberry spinach salad, drizzled on top of green salads, fruit salad, kale salad, the tangy flavor of this homemade poppy seed dressing will take your fruits and vegetables to the next level of flavor.
This is such a simple recipe with a nice balance of sweet and tangy; it will quickly become one of your favorite dressings, perfect for any type of salad. Honestly, this makes a terrific salad dressing or a fruit dip. This will quickly become one of your favorite salad dressings, just follow the simple steps outlined below and make the world’s best homemade poppy seed dressing recipe. Yum!
Tips and variations for making this Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe
● Do not eat poppy seeds if you are getting a drug test.
● You can double or triple this recipe for more servings.
● Next time, you might want to switch this up with raspberry vinegar or red wine vinegar instead of white wine vinegar. Other infused vinegar dressings such as pomegranate, apple cider vinegar, champagne vinegar, balsamic vinegar, etc. Match the vinegar to the salad or fruits you plan on eating this with! Remember though that changing any ingredients leads to a different taste and/or texture. Keep that in mind whenever you make recipe substitutions.
● Use decent vinegar and olive oil to make this dressing. That will go a long way towards eliminating a harsh taste.
● You can substitute light olive oil for the olive oil in this recipe.
● If you do not have olive oil at home, vegetable oil might be substituted in a pinch.
● You might want to try substituting regular mustard for dry mustard. That way, you can change up how tangy the poppy seed dressing is by using yellow mustard, Dijon mustard, etc.
● You can use more sugar if you like.
● I have not tried it, but substituting Splenda, stevia, honey, or agave for the sugar might be something to try.
● If you do not have a cruet to store this in, try a Mason jar, or any airtight container.
● If you prefer, substitute kosher salt for the table salt listed in this recipe.
● There is no reason to haul out the food processor for this recipe.
Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe Ingredients:
● ¼ cup White Wine Vinegar
● ¼ cup White Sugar
● 2 tsp Poppy Seeds
● 1 tsp Salt
● 1 tsp Ground Mustard
● 2 tsp Mayonnaise
● ½ cup Olive Oil
Poppy Seed Dressing Mise en Place:
Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe Directions:
1. Whisk together white wine vinegar and sugar in a small bowl until the sugar dissolves.
2. Add poppy seeds, salt, and ground mustard to the sugar mixture.
3. Mix well.
4. Add mayonnaise to the sugar mixture, and whisk until well combined.
5. Slowly add the olive oil to the dressing mixture, combine and mix well.
6. Once all the ingredients are combined, pour into a salad dressing cruet.
7. Refrigerate while not being used.
- ¼ cup White Wine Vinegar
- ¼ cup White Sugar
- 2 tsp Poppy Seeds
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Ground Mustard
- 2 tsp Mayonnaise
- ½ cup Olive Oil
- Whisk together white wine vinegar and sugar in a small bowl until the sugar dissolves.
- Add poppy seeds, salt, and ground mustard to the sugar mixture.
- Mix well.
- Add mayonnaise to the sugar mixture, and whisk until well combined.
- Slowly add the olive oil to the dressing mixture, combine and mix well.
- Once all the ingredients are combined, pour into a salad dressing cruet.
- Refrigerate while not being used.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 478mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 0g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.
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