Poppy Seed Dressing is the perfect summer salad dressing. It’s light, a little bit sweet, and full of flavor! This homemade poppy seed dressing recipe is super easy to make. It’s pairs perfectly with my Strawberry Poppyseed Salad, but it goes well with all kinds of salads. Make some of this poppy seed salad dressing for yourself and dig in to some fresh, tasty salads!
Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe
This homemade poppy seed dressing recipe is light, easy to make, and perfect for summer. Try it with my Strawberry Poppyseed Salad!
Poppy Seed Dressing is one of my favorite salad dressings. This salad dressing recipe is perfect for summer because it’s a light, flavorful, slightly sweet vinaigrette.
I made this poppy seed salad recipe to go along with my fresh Strawberry Poppyseed Salad and it’s SO good. It mixes so well with the strawberries, sweet almonds, and feta cheese. YUM! This dressing is so versatile though, so I’m going to be eating it with tons of other salads too. A little bit of spinach, some almonds or walnuts, and this poppy seed salad dressing would be a delicious side salad!
Learn how to make poppy seed dressing for all of your salads!
This Poppy Seed Dressing recipe is the perfect summer salad dressing!
Homemade Poppy Seed Salad Dressing
This poppy seed vinaigrette is so easy to make at home. No need for store-bought salad dressings when you have this one!
I love making my own dressings and sauces because they always taste so much fresher, and fresher is always better. This homemade poppy seed dressing recipe is the perfect blend of flavors. It’s a little bit sweet from the orange juice & sugar, balanced out by the vinegar base and poppy seeds. It’s one of my favorite dressings right now!
Poppy Seed Dressing Ingredients:
- White Vinegar
- Poppy Seeds
- Canola Oil (or vegetable oil)
- Granulated Sugar
- Orange Juice
- Dried Onion Flakes
- Dried Mustard
- Salt & Pepper
How to Make Poppy Seed Dressing
Poppy seed salad dressing is easy to make! Just follow a few simple steps to make this homemade dressing recipe.
- Use a blender/food processor to mix the sugar, vinegar, orange juice, onion flakes, dried mustard, salt and pepper
- Mix for about 1 minute
- Add the oil while mixing, and continue processing another couple of minutes
- Mix for another 30 seconds while adding the poppyseeds
All done! Store your dressing in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it on your fresh salad.
How long does homemade poppy seed dressing keep in the refrigerator?
Store this homemade poppy seed dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to 2 weeks, so you can make plenty and use it on all of your salads.
Is there dairy in poppy seed dressing?
This poppy seed dressing recipe does not contain dairy. It’s more of a vinegar-based dressing rather than a creamy dressing, so no dairy is needed.
Do poppy seeds go bad?
Poppy Seeds can go bad, but they still last a long time compared to a lot of ingredients. Store them in an airtight container in a cool place (ideally in the fridge) and they should last about 6 months.
This delicious, light, flavorful Poppy Seed Dressing recipe is my new favorite salad dressing for summer! Pour this over a fresh Strawberry Poppyseed Salad, or create your own salad for this tasty dressing. Either way, you’re going to love it!
See the recipe card below for details on how to make Poppy Seed Dressing. Enjoy!
If you like this recipe, try some more homemade dressing and sauce recipes:
- Homemade Ranch Dressing
- Lemon Sauce recipe
- Sweet and Sour Dressing
- Homemade Buffalo Sauce
- Basil Walnut Pesto
- Homemade Caesar Dressing & Salad
- Italian Dressing Recipe
- Spicy Sweet Salad Dressing
Why are you using canola oil?!!!? Uck!!!
First, can I substitute olive oil for the canola oil? And is this glutten free?
It’s best to try to stick to the suggestions!
I skipped the sugar and added an additional tbsp of o.j. It was quite yummy. I am confused by the calorie count though. With all that canola oil, shouldn’t it have more than 78 calories per serving?
You can modify it to fit your liking or lifestyle needs!
I’m just curious why you use canola oil?
It’s just what worked best for me!
I am eager to make this. I am wondering what type of white vinegar…white distilled vinegar? white wine vinegar? white balsamic vinegar?
So good! Super easy and I love how light it is! Going to be perfect for the ham and cheese sliders.
This looks like one of the best recipes I’ve come across. I can’t wait to try it! Oh, and it was easy to find the measurements. :)
Thanks for stopping by and sharing, Keri!
no wonder this site is called rookie, there are no measurements for this dressing!!! People are not commenting because the cannot make it!
I am not sure where you are looking, but there are measurements for this recipe in the recipe card. At the top of the site if you click the “Recipe” button with an arrow it will take you straight to the measurements!