Easy Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

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"This is a delicious creamy dressing, which is also quick and easy to make. My favorite is to serve this over a bed of greens with citrus (oranges and grapefruit), red onions, and olives. But, it is also wonderful just served with fruit. You can even lighten it up if you want, by adding 1/2 Greek yogurt and mayonnaise (vs all mayonnaise); and, serve it as a dip. There are lots of ways to enjoy this dressing. Depending on the type of salad I am serving; sometimes, I like to add little dijon, to add a little tang - this is optional however. I make a salad that has garden greens, prosciutto, melon, and asparagus; and, this dressing is wonderful when the mustard is added - just a little really adds a lot of flavor."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (73.1 g)
  • Calories 176.6
  • Total Fat - 9.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 12.2 mg
  • Sodium - 379.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 23.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 14.8 g
  • Protein - 0.9 g
  • Calcium - 36 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Dressing ... Mix everything together in a small bowl or ziploc/tupperware type of container, and refrigerate until ready to use. It is best if it sets a few hours before serving - but, not necessary.

Step 2

As mentioned, you can also use half mayonnaise and half yogurt; which makes it a bit lighter. And, I often use half sugar and half honey; which is another way to change up the flavor. It really is up to you, as to how sweet you like the dressing. This is also great as a dip for fruit. And, I love to drizzle this dressing over fruit skewers.

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