This creamy poppy seed dressing recipe is the perfect mix of tangy and sweet. I have yet to find a salad that doesn't taste better with this dressing!
The weather is heating up and if you are like me, you find yourself eating more and more salads! I have been making this salad dressing almost every week for over a year and it is hands-down my absolute favorite salad dressing that I make - even better than orange balsamic vinaigrette recipe!
A sweet and tangy blend of flavors, this creamy poppy seed dressing mixes up in just minutes. This recipe will make enough dressing for about 8 or 9 salads (assuming you use about 2 Tbsp dressing per salad) and will keep nicely in the refrigerator for about a week (but it never lasts that long in my house - this recipe makes me WANT to eat more salads!)
Over time, I have been tweaking this recipe - it is really a variation of a homemade salad dressing that my friend makes. Her recipe was very tasty but a little too sweet (she uses twice as much sugar and a little less cider vinegar). I would add more poppy seeds if it were up to me...but then my husband complains about having to pick them out of his teeth!
I have made it by substituting stevia for the sugar (at the request of a friend that was coming to dinner - I used 3 packets in place of the 2 Tbsp sugar, per the Truvia conversion chart) and while my friend liked it, I wasn't that big a fan. But - I haven't used stevia that much in my life - so maybe it is just a different taste that you need to get used to?
Like I said, this creamy poppy seed dressing will work well with almost any salad, but I have come up with the perfect salad blend (for me) that has me craving salad constantly....try making your salad with the following:
- a blend of romaine lettuce, baby spinach (using the spinach that I have been harvesting from my garden) and spring mix
- chopped yellow or red peppers
- cucumber (peeled, with seeds removed)
- chopped red onion
- cherry tomatoes (or grape tomatoes)
- slivered almonds and cranberries (I admit it - I've been lazy and buy the large bag of Almond Accents at Costco)
- a sprinkling of Gorgonzola cheese crumbles (or blue cheese crumbles - just depends what is on sale at the grocery store)
Give this salad blend a try (especially with this dressing) - you will love it!
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Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing | My Absolute Favorite Salad Dressing Ever!
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 2 Tbsp Milk
- 2 Tbsp sour cream
- 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp poppy seeds or less, to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a jar with a lid.
- Secure lid and shake vigorously until completely blended.
- Drizzle over any salad (shake before serving).
- Refrigerate unused portion for up to a week
This sounds yummy. I love poppy seed dressing but, haven't made it homemade yet.
Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden
This sounds delicious! I can't wait to try it. I just made up some salads with my leaf lettuce from my garden and this would go so good on top. Thanks for sharing at the #HomemattersParty
That sounds lovely! I'm all about yummy dressings lately 🙂
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Kimm at Reinvented
I love tangy dressings. That really looks great!
Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!
Poppy Seed is my favourite dressing! Who knew it was so easy to make!? Thanks for linking up to the Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesday; I can't wait to see what you bring to the party next!