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poppy seed dressing in a small mason jar

Poppy Seed Dressing

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Poppy Seed Dressing is light, perfectly sweet, and full of flavor! This homemade poppy seed dressing recipe is super easy to make with just 6 common ingredients. It pairs well on a variety of different salads, especially my Spinach Strawberry Salad.
Course Dressing
Cuisine American
Keyword poppy seed dressing, poppy seed vinaigrette
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 6 servings (2 tablespoons each)
Calories 186
Author Kim


  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon light olive oil or avocado oil*
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (or pure maple syrup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds


  • In a large glass measuring cup, or in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, add the oil, red wine vinegar, sugar, dried mustard, salt, and poppy seeds.
  • Stir or shake to combine. Allow the flavors to blend at room temperature while preparing the salad.



*Sub olive oil with 1/2 cup mayo or Greek yogurt for a creamy poppy seed dressing.
Leftover salad dressing can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg