Looking for a healthy homemade salad dressing to make? Try our poppy seed dressing recipe. It’s made with olive oil, lemon juice, a little Greek yogurt, poppy seeds, and honey.
The Best Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing
Growing up my mom had a salad a day and there was a 100% chance she topped it with a deliciously sweet store-bought poppyseed dressing.
To this day, poppy seed dressing is my favorite salad dressing of all time. I just love how simply delicious it is AND how super simple to make in your own kitchen.
Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing
This healthy poppy seed dressing is a combination of a vinaigrette and a creamy dressing. What I mean by this is that we used a good amount of olive oil as the base and then added a few tablespoons of Greek yogurt to thicken things up.
Don’t worry, there are plenty of other amazing flavors in this dressing to really give that salad of yours some oomph. Here’s what you’re going to need:
- olive oil
- Greek yogurt
- lemon juice
- apple cider vinegar
The tang of ACV and lemon juice mixed with honey makes me hungry. The nice thing about this simple salad dressing is that all you have to do is place everything into a mason jar, close the lid, and shake! You’ll have this lemon poppy seed salad dressing ready in no time!
Homemade Poppyseed Dressing Quick Facts
While store-bought poppyseed dressing likely has added sugar and shelf-stable additives, this homemade poppyseed dressing is for sure good for you! It’s made with whole ingredients and no refined sugars.
Healthy poppy seed dressing is made with a combination of olive oil and Greek yogurt. It also includes lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, honey, and salt.
Since our homemade poppy seed dressing has no additives and does use a little dairy, this dressing will last around 3-5 days in your refrigerator.
There is always room to substitute some ingredients if you are running low on pantry items or if you prefer something else. Check out some easy substitutions below.
- Olive oil –> grapeseed oil
- Greek yogurt –> buttermilk
- Apple cider vinegar –> a combination of white, red wine vinegar, etc.
- Honey –> you can use agave syrup or a bit of granulated sugar
- Poppy seeds –> no poppy seeds, no problem. You can use chia seeds, too.
Homemade Poppyseed Dressing
- Place all ingredients into a mason jar. Then, screw the lid on and shake until fully combined.
Tips & Notes
- Refrigeration: Will stay in your refrigerator for up to 3-5 days.