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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!

Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

Course: dressing
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 18
Calories: 78kcal
This light Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe is the perfect summer salad dressing. Make this delicious homemade poppy seed salad dressing for all of your fresh salads!
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  • cups granulated sugar; ultrafine sugar can be used
  • ¾ cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried mustard
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • cups canola oil; vegetable oil can be used
  • 2 teaspoons poppyseeds
  • Serve with Strawberry Poppyseed Salad Click for Recipe!


  • Combine sugar, vinegar, orange juice, onion flakes, dried mustard, black pepper and salt in a blender or food processor.
  • Mix or process 1 minute.
  • With the blender/food processor still mixing, slowly add the oil and continue mixing until oil is incorporated & emulsified, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the poppyseeds and mix another 30 seconds.
  • Keep refrigerated in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.
  • Enjoy!


Makes  2 1/4 cups dressing 


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 17mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.1mg