Sweet Poppy Seed Dressing

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


1-1/2 cups

Updated: Oct. 20, 2022
All of my favorite salads are topped off with this homemade poppy seed dressing. I use this sweet concoction to drizzle over fruit salads with strawberries, grapes, oranges and bananas ... or over spinach and toasted pecans.—Deborah Amrine, Fort Myers, Florida


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Slowly whisk in oil. Cover and refrigerate. Serve with fruit.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 187 calories, 18g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 99mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.