Poppy Seed Dressing

Earlier this summer my husband and I visited one of my closest, dearest friends.  We had an adult weekend and let Ava stay with my Mom…they both needed to have a happy ending to a weekend together considering that their last weekend together ended in an EF-5 tornado!

Something odd happened while we were visiting our friends.  Saturday morning I walked into the kitchen wearing practically the same exact outfit as my friend.  Moments later our husbands walked into the room with shockingly similar ensembles as well!   Then at lunch unbeknownst to each other, my girlfriend and I ordered the same thing and our husbands ordered the same thing.  What gives?  Great minds think alike??  Yes, let’s go with that.  I don’t remember what we wore but I do remember what we ordered – yep, I’m cool like that.  We ordered this flavorful summer spinach salad with poppy seed dressing.  I LOVE poppy seed dressings but the bottled varieties put me in a bit of a sugar coma!  Here is my zero sugar version of a poppy seed salad dressing.  It’s sweet and tangy and you’ll still fit in your pants when you’re done eating!  Hooray!!

Poppy Seed Dressing

  • 1/2 cup Canola Oil
  • 1/4 cup Onion, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Honey (or Agave Nectar)
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • Dash of Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Poppy Seeds

Combine all ingredients in a blender.

Blend to combine.

This salad dressing goes perfectly on a spinach salad with sliced strawberries, green onions and slivered almonds.


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  1. Joe Crosthwait

    This looks yummy.

  2. This sounds so refreshing right now! Great recipe!

  3. I, too, loooove poppy seed dressings! I am doing a copy/paste…can’t wait to try!

  4. I love this type of dressing. So perfect for summer. Your pictures are fantastic. Come over and visit today. We have a great grilled squash recipe.

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