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Homemade Honey Poppy Seed Dressing

This recipe is a great favorite at our house. We use it on all of our garden salads because it blends so well with fresh fruits and vegetables. We enjoy sharing it with others, too, and have received many compliments on it. —Abigail Stauffer, Port Trevorton, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
  • Makes
    3/4 cup


  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh fruit or mixed greens


  • In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the first five ingredients. Cover and shake well. Store in the refrigerator until serving. Serve with fruit or mixed greens.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 155 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 197mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • rock111
    Aug 13, 2014

    For oil, I like to use a blend of olive-canola-grapeseed (Mediterranean Oil at a big-box store); it's still fat but beneficial variety. For salt I use "salt sense" which is real salt but with 30% less sodium. This dressing is especially welcome for our hot weather salads.

  • amateur cook
    Aug 11, 2014

    I love poppy seed dressing, but this has waaaay too much fat and sodium. I would be very interested in a makeover recipe.

  • SimpleFoods
    Aug 11, 2014

    Poppy seed dressing is my favorite dressing for salad - whether fruit or vegetable. I will use this particular recipe to make my own rather than wait until we eat out. And I'm eager to use it on a mixture of blueberries and pears which we happen to have on hand today. Thanks for posting this!

  • gjojo
    Jun 14, 2013

    Use yogurt for half the oil

  • germanycook
    Dec 25, 2012

    Very good and really made my fruit salad more interesting! I added a splash of pear juice from the can though, and it added a bit of sweetness - thought it was too tart without it.

  • cfishell
    Apr 28, 2012

    Fantastic dressing to put on fresh fruit for added flavor. It complemented our blackberries, strawberries and mango fruit blend real well.

  • Betty K
    Jul 30, 2010

    The flavour was really good but 12 gr of fat? Are you kidding me???? I would love to find a substitute for the oil. Would apple sauce work?

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    Apr 16, 2009


  • DaniCalifornia
    Jan 25, 2009

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