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Easy Poppy Seed Dressing

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Today I want to share one of my favorite salad dressing recipes with you. I love Easy Poppy Seed Dressing for a wide variety of reasons. It’s ridiculously versatile, is ready in minutes, and requires only five ingredients. Furthermore, it can easily be modified to be gluten-free.

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Easy Poppy Seed Dressing

To maintain flavor and freshness, store the dressing in a sealed glass jar and refrigerate until needed.

Easy Poppy Seed Dressing

Okay, first, let’s talk a second about poppy seeds. According to Wikipedia, poppy seeds are a rich source of thiamin, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc. (I knew there was a reason why I liked adding poppy seeds to this homemade dressing.)

Easy Poppy Seed Dressing

Can you see the poppy seeds?

I usually drizzle Easy Poppy Seed Dressing on salads, however, this dressing is so adaptable, I find that it is good for multiple dishes. (One more reason why this recipe is high up on my list of favorites!)

First, drizzle Easy Poppy Seed Dressing over a bowl of fresh fruit, or a pasta salad, or use it as a dressing for coleslaw.

This fabulous dressing can also serve double duty as a sauce for grilled foods. (Think grilled bacon-wrapped new potatoes, fish, or veggies!)

You might also enjoy using it as a sauce for pitas, fajitas, fish tacos or chicken tenders.

Easy Poppy Seed Dressing

In addition, this dressing makes a delicious condiment for sandwiches and rollups.

Easy Poppy Seed Dressing can even be added to homemade egg salad, tuna salad, and chicken salad.

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I honestly can not tell you the exact shelf life of Easy Poppy Seed Dressing because I easily use an entire jar within a week or two.

Easy Poppy Seed Dressing



1549 cal


166 g


11 g


3 g
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Easy Poppy Seed Dressing

Yields Approx. 1 1/4 cup

A quick, easy, and delicious gluten-free dressing that can be used in a variety of dishes.

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup mayonnaise (I use gluten-free Spectrum Canola Mayo but feel free to use another GF brand)
  • 1/3 cup sugar (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (I use Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar which is naturally GF)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons poppy seeds


  1. Place all of the ingredients into a large measuring cup and whisk until smooth and creamy. To retain the best flavor, store in a sealed glass jar until ready for use. Refrigerate.


You can also use avocodo mayonnaise.

Easy Poppy Seed Dressing

No matter how you serve it, I think you’ll agree that Easy Poppy Seed Dressing is easy to make and truly delightful!


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  • Sally Davison May 26, 2020, 3:53 pm
    I buy the family size kale salads and they include 2 packets of poppyseed dressing. It is never enough, with my husband complaining it's too dry. Today I made this recipe and within 10 minutes I applied it to our kale salad. It was a hit! My husband loved it as well as I did too. I substituted Swerve for the sugar.
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy May 26, 2020, 8:03 pm
      Hi Sally! Yay! That's wonderful and we are so happy that you and your husband enjoyed this recipe. We are glad that the Swerve worked as a substitute for the sugar too. Thanks for stopping by and leaving us a nice message. Linda & Anna

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