Homemade 4-Ingredient Poppy Seed Dressing

This Poppy Seed Dressing is deliciously sweet and is made with only 4 pantry staples! It is perfect to drizzle over your favorite salad. It’s much better than a store-bought dressing, and contains fewer ingredients. You will love this dressing for its taste and it’s easiness in making the recipe. 

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Poppyseed Dressing Ingredients



Apple Cider Vinegar. 

Poppy Seeds.


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

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Why I like this Easy Salad Dressing 

This easy dressing recipe goes so well with kale salad, spinach salad, or any green salad. It has the right amount of sweetness and just enough of the tangy flavor from the apple cider to perfectly compliment leafy greens. It’s whisked up with just four ingredients, so you really can’t go wrong with it. 

How to make Poppy Seed Salad Dressing: 

Combine the simple ingredients together in a bowl. 

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Whisk together well. Let it stand for 5 minutes before using (so the poppy seeds can moisten.)

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Are Poppy Seeds Good for You?

Poppy seeds have a great number of benefits! Not only can they ease a dry cough, but they are also a rich source of folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and manganese. These small black seeds are also a great relief for anxiety. 

How Long Does this Poppyseed Dressing last? 

It can stand in a sealed container for 1-2 days in the refrigerator but considering it’s made with just four ingredients, it’s better to make when you are ready to use right away. 

Health in Poppyseed Dressing:

If you are watching your sugar intake, you can still enjoy a low-sugar poppy seed dressing by adding less sugar, but I found that the apple cider vinegar balances the sugar amount in this recipe. However, you can also experiment with a natural sweetener, such as honey or maple syrup.

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This absolutely delicious salad dressing perfectly with the superfood salad. 

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Equipment I Used

Superfood Salad with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

Course Salad
Servings 5
Calories 325 kcal


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 ½ Tbsp apple cider vinegar


  • Combine all the ingredients into a bowl: 1 cup of mayonnaise, 1 Tablespoon of sugar, 1 Tablespoon poppy seeds, and 2 1/2 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
    Superfood Salad with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing
  • Whisk together. Let it stand for 5 minutes before using (so the poppy seeds can moisten up.)
    Superfood Salad with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing
  • Enjoy! If you don’t like it too sweet, add less sugar, but I found that 1 Tablespoon was just perfect, since the vinegar gives a tangy taste.
    Superfood Salad with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing


Nutrition Facts
Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 325 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 285mg12%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 29IU1%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword apple cider vinegar, dressing, homemade dressing, low carb, mayo, poppy seed, poppy seed dressing, salad, salad dressing
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  1. I love this poppy-seed dressing made it today. I was looking for a good recipe. I was tired of buying dressing that didn’t taste good.

    Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Thank you, I love this poppy seed recipe too. So easy to make and so good in taste.

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