An easy homemade Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe with ingredients you already most likely have in your pantry! Creamy dressing that’s so healthy and loaded with so much flavor.

This dressing pairs great with salads that have fruit in them like this Spinach Salad.

Creamy poppy seed dressing in a container next to a strawberry spinach salad.

poppy seed dressing-

When a homemade salad dressing is as easy as this poppy seed dressing, you don’t need to buy store-bought with so many unnecessary additives. We love serving the dressing with our light Strawberry Spinach Salad – it gives it so much flavor!

The dressing has the perfect balance of tanginess from the balsamic vinegar and dijon mustard, sweetness from the honey while the mayo gives it the creaminess the dressing needs. The olive oil brings the flavors together and the garlic gives it an unexpected pop of flavor. This dressing is irresistibly delicious.

Homemade poppy seed dressing in a glass jar with a bowl of salad behind it.

how to make poppy seed dressing-

The poppy seed dressing is SO EASY AND QUICK to make.

Add all of the ingredients for the salad dressing to a container (or mason jar) and secure it with a lid. Shake dressing until well combined. Refrigerate salad dressing.


  • Balsamic vinegar (can be substituted with lemon for a less pungent taste)
  • Dijon mustard
  • Olive oil
  • Mayonnaise (can be substituted with plain yogurt)
  • Honey
  • Poppy seeds
  • Garlic clove
  • Salt and pepper

How long will the salad dressing last? Because the dressing doesn’t have any additives, use the homemade dressing within 4-5 days. NOTE: Keep dressing refrigerated.

Spinach salad next to a cup of poppy seed dressing.

homemade dressings-

Though homemade dressing can feel intimidating, most are so easy to make! We love homemade sauces and dressings, especially since I can control what goes in the dressing, so much healthier than store-bought.

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