After reposting The Red, White, and Blue Sweet Summer Salad folks immediately asked for my homemade poppy seed dressing, so I decided to whip up a batch for a quick photo.
A few years ago, I stopped using store-bought dressings. Nothing really against them, I just like the taste and flexibility of fresh better. I make what I need when I need it with whatever I happen to have on hand.
I've made variations of this dressing for a few dressed salads over the years on holidays. It's a super versatile recipe, and my guests always compliment me on it.
Homemade Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing
Yield 14 tablespoons
Homemade Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing is perfect for any summy salad or grilled veggies.
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 2 tbsp honey (42g)
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp poppy seeds
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- ¼ tsp fresh ground pepper
Whisk all ingredients together.
- This is best fresh with freshly squeezed lemon juice so I would make when needed. However, it will store for a few weeks in the fridge.
- The recipe as written makes just about 15 tablespoons which I'm counting as 14 servings just to be safe on the nutritional info. I'd rather overestimate the macros.
- If you don't have honey, maple syrup works!
- If you don't have dijon mustard yellow mustard or mustard seed powder works great too.
- This recipe can easily be halved it makes too much for you.
- I save glass jars to reuse for homemade dressings. I'm not sure where this one came from but it's really similar to these.
Serving Size 2 tbsp
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4 g
Total Carbohydrates 3 g
Sugars 3 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.