Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

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.

poppyseed 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. Today we’re showing you how to make this healthy salad dressing recipe in under 10 minutes. Cuz why wouldn’t you want to top your kale salad or strawberry spinach salad with this goodness?

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
  • honey
  • poppyseeds
  • salt

The tang of ACV and lemon juice mixed with honey makes my 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

How long does homemade poppy seed dressing last?

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.

Is poppy seed dressing good for you?

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.

What is poppy seed dressing made of?

Healthy poppy seed dressing is made with the combination of olive oil and Greek yogurt. It also includes lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, honey, and salt.

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Homemade Poppyseed Dressing

Looking for a healthy homemade salad dressing to make? Try our poppyseed dressing recipe. It’s made with olive oil, lemon juice, a little Greek yogurt, poppyseeds, and honey.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 4 1x
Category: Salad Dressing
Method: No-Bake
Cuisine: American


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons poppyseeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Place all ingredients into a mason jar. Then, screw the lid on and shake until fully combined.


Refrigeration: Will stay in your refrigerator for up to 3-5 days.


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 146
  • Sugar: 3
  • Fat: 13
  • Carbohydrates: 3
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0
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