A deliciously sweet Poppy Seed Dressing made with 6 pantry staples! Perfect for fruit and vegetable salads, this makes any side dish taste like dessert!
I love everything about this Poppy Seed Dressing: It has a beautiful orange-pink color. It has a sweet and tangy flavor. Most of all, it is super easy to make.
You don’t even have to chop up fresh herbs or squeeze citrus! I first tried it on my Strawberry Spinach Salad, but I quickly realized it had all sorts of applications. I especially like Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing on salads that combine vegetables and fruit.
Warning: This dressing contains sugar. If you are looking for a healthier option, consider my Balsamic Vinaigrette. Or, just use less dressing; it’s easy to do with a tasty poppy seed dressing like this!
If you don’t have any dried mustard on hand, it’s okay to substitute an equal amount of prepared yellow mustard for the dried. Missing Poppy Seeds? That’s okay, just leave them out. But you’ll have to figure out a new name for the dressing. ;)
Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil or light olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
- 1 teaspoon dried mustard
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine oil, vinegar, sugar, poppy seeds, mustard, and salt. Shake vigorously and allow flavors to blend at room temperature, at least 30 minutes.