Skip store bought salad dressing! This delicious homemade lemon poppy seed dressing is crazy easy to make with just a few tasty ingredients!
We are all about homemade salad dressing around here!
It’s an easy way to bring life to any salad, and much healthier than the preservative packed bottles they sell in stores.
The oils they used in grocery store dressings are usually the bottom-of-the-barrel type and the least healthy ones to be slathering your veggies with
For that reason, I love to use avocado oil in my homemade dressing recipes. It’s super healthy and mild in flavor, so it compliments pretty much everything!
This rockin’ restaurant style poppy seed dressing has been a family favorite of ours for a while.
It’s a perfect balance of flavors with a kiss of sweetness and lots of lemon flavor to brighten up even the most simple of salads.
You can add it to fresh spring mix salad, spinach salads, and even kale salad for the ultimate flavor upgrade!
Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing
Make a little… or a lot! This dressing is easily doubled or tripled for a crowd so feel free to make as much as you need.
Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing
Skip the store! This delicious homemade lemon poppy seed dressing is crazy easy to make with just a few tasty ingredients!
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 TBSP minced sweet yellow onion or shallot
- 2 TBSP honey or sugar
- 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1/3 cup avocado oil
- 1/2 TBSP poppy seeds
Blend lemon juice, onion, honey/sugar, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper in a blender until smooth.
Stream avocado oil slowly into the mixture while blender is running to fully incorporate.
Add poppy seeds and pulse blender a few times, just to mix seeds into the dressing. You can also use an immersion blender or food processor if needed. Adjust salt, pepper, and sweetnes to taste if desired.
Set dressing in the fridge to chill for a few minutes if a chilled dressing is preferred. Enjoy!
Recipe yields approx. 10 tablespoons of dressing.
Store leftover dressing in the fridge in an airtight container. (I keep min in a lidded mason jar)
Nutrition Facts below are estimated per 2 TBSP serving using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!
If you get a chance to try this lemon poppy seed dressing recipe, let me know!
Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!
Delicious Dressing Recipes
I recently perfected my restaurant-style Buttermilk Ranch Dressing recipe and if you love ranch, it’s a MUST try!
Here are some other favorites to add to your arsenal:
- Homemade Caesar Dressing
- Greek Dressing – READER FAVORITE!
- Easy Italian Dressing
- Classic Balsamic Dressing
- Creamy Catalina Dressing by A Spicy Perspective
- Feta Yogurt Dressing
- Fun and Fruity Blueberry Balsamic Dressing