Home > Dressings, Dips, & Sauces > Salad Dressings > Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing January 16, 2024 | No Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. A better-for-you version of a classic favorite – Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing made without heavy cream, mayo, or refined sugar. It’s still rich, creamy, and bursting with flavor! Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing This Costco Kale Salad is a staple in my home, and the beloved poppy seed dressing that accompanies it is a family favorite. I usually have a batch of it in my fridge! With the start of the new year and a commitment to more wholesome ingredients, I challenged myself to create a dressing with better-for-you ingredients. Here it is! It’s thick, creamy, bursting with flavor, and loaded with good ingredients. And as a bonus, I’m sharing my favorite salad recipe to pair with it! Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing Ingredients Olive Oil: Use extra-virgin olive oil. Lemon Juice: Freshly squeezed for best flavor. Add zest for a stronger lemon flavor. Apple Cider Vinegar: Choose unfiltered for more tang. Honey: Natural sweetness — adjust to preference. Greek Yogurt: Adds creaminess and loads of protein. Poppy Seeds: For texture and color. How To Use Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing Green Salad: Enjoy it with our favorite pairing – the salad mentioned in the recipe card below! Kale Salad: Enjoy it with a classic kale salad. Fruit Salad: Drizzle it over a fresh fruit salad. Grilled Chicken: Use it as a marinade for grilled chicken. Quinoa Salad: Mix it into a hearty quinoa salad. Sandwich/Wrap: Toss with greens to load on sandwiches or wraps. Roasted Veggies: Drizzle it over roasted vegetables. STORAGE Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing should remain fresh for up to 1 week. Store in a sealed mason jar. If it separates or hardens, allow it to sit at room temperature for approximately 15 minutes, and then give it a thorough shake. More Amazing Dressing Recipes: Tahini Dressing Go-to Vinaigrette Green Goddess Dressing Balsamic Vinaigrette Cilantro Lime Dressing FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe A better-for-you version of a classic favorite – Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing made without heavy cream, mayo, or refined sugar. It's still rich, creamy, and bursting with flavor! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe A better-for-you version of a classic favorite – Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing made without heavy cream, mayo, or refined sugar. It's still rich, creamy, and bursting with flavor! Course condiment, Salad Cuisine American, Healthy, Vegetarian Keyword Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing Prep Time 10 minutes minutes Total Time 10 minutes minutes Servings 1 cup of dressing (2 tbsp is a serving size) Chelsea Lords Calories 152kcal Author Chelsea Lords Cost $3.12 EquipmentHigh powered blender IngredientsLemon Poppy Seed Dressing▢ 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil▢ 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice▢ 2-3 tablespoons honey (add to preference)▢ 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar▢ 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt▢ 1 tablespoon poppy seedsOPTIONAL: Salad▢ 8 cups mixed salad greens▢ 2 cups clementines, peeled & segmented▢ 1 cup candied pecans, coarsely chopped▢ 1 large (or 2 small) avocados, peeled, pitted & diced▢ 1/3 cup crumbled feta or goat cheese▢ Optional: dried tart cherries or dried cranberries InstructionsDRESSING: In a small blender jar, combine all ingredients except poppy seeds. Season to taste (I recommend 1/2 tsp of salt). Blend until smooth. Then, using a spoon, stir in the poppy seeds (do not blend). Taste and adjust if needed. Transfer to a mason jar and refrigerate until ready to use. Shake well before using.SALAD: In a large bowl or on two salad platters, arrange the greens and toppings evenly. Drizzle with dressing gradually, adjusting to your taste. Gently toss and serve immediately. If you plan to store any leftovers, don't add dressing, cheese, or avocado as dressed salad doesn't store well. Video Recipe NotesStorage: Dressing should remain fresh for up to 1 week. Store in a sealed mason jar. If it separates or hardens, allow it to sit at room temperature for approximately 15 minutes, and then give it a thorough shake. Nutrition FactsServing: 1serving | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14.9g | Cholesterol: 1.2mg | Sodium: 3.8mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 4.9g We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. 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