Poppy Seed Dressing

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


12 servings (2 tablespoons each)

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
This sweet and tangy poppy seed dressing recipe is the best way to dress up fruit all year long. Here's how to make it. —Patricia Staudt, Marble Rock, Iowa
Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons onion salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • Fresh fruit or salad greens of choice


  1. Place first five ingredients in a blender; cover and process until sugar is dissolved. Stir in poppy seeds. Refrigerate, covered, until serving. Serve with fruit or salad greens.

Poppy Seed Dressing

Is poppy seed dressing good for you?

This poppy seed dressing has about 219 calories per serving. While this dressing recipe is tasty, there are ways to make it healthier. You can lighten up this homemade salad dressing by swapping canola oil for olive oil and swapping the sugar for one of these sugar alternatives. We recommend trying honey.

What does poppy seed dressing taste like?

Poppy seed dressing contains ingredients like sugar, ground mustard, white wine vinegar and onion salt that taste both sweet and tangy.

How can I use poppy seed dressing?

You can drizzle poppy seed dressing on top of a strawberry salad, coleslaw or a side of fruit. You could also try switching things up by making a raspberry poppy seed dressing or a lemon poppy seed dressing.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons dressing: 219 calories, 19g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 225mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.