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Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

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Homemade salad dressing is so easy to make!  Poppy seed salad dressing comes together quickly with mayo, apple cider vinegar, and poppy seeds.

salad dressing

I am a huge fan of making your own salad dressings. They are quick and easy to make plus homemade dressings taste better, are cheaper than store bought, and are so much healthier!  One of the key ingredients in most homemade salad dressings is vinegar.  I actually have a large variety of vinegars in my pantry, but one that I use most often is apple cider vinegar.

salad dressing

I usually have to head to Whole Foods or another specialty store to find raw apple cider vinegar so I was pleased to find that Heinz now has an unfiltered apple cider vinegar.   Unfiltered apple cider vinegar retains the “mother” of the vinegar – a compound created naturally during vinegar’s fermentation process.  Heinz Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar is raw and unpasteurized, which means it’s more natural.  You can use raw apple cider vinegar for salads, marinades and recipes – pretty much anywhere you’d use apple cider vinegar.  Apple cider vinegar is great for canning and pickling your summer garden produce.

When we make homemade salad dressing we generally use my homemade Italian salad dressing mix.  A few years ago our oldest daughter asked for poppy seed dressing for her salad.  I’d never had poppy seed dressing so I wasn’t sure if this would pass muster, but it instantly became a family favorite.   We use the dressing on salads, to dip fruits, and even for chicken nuggets. I find it to be less harsh than an Italian.

Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

salad dressing

Homemade salad dressing is so easy to make! Poppy seed salad dressing comes together quickly with mayo, apple cider vinegar, and poppy seeds.


  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Heinz Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds


  1. Mix all ingredients together (or shake in a jar).

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 131mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 0g

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  • Jess
    August 12, 2013

    I LOVE a good poppy seed dressing, so I’ll have to try this! Pinned!

    • Camille
      August 12, 2013

      Glad you found it, Jess! It’s my favorite homemade dressing.

  • Marjory
    August 12, 2013

    Nice recipe. We love fresh dressings too. We have a food allergy in the house, but I bet this would work nicely with vegan mayo!

    • Camille
      August 12, 2013

      Yes! I actually just switched to Veganaise and it works great.

  • Brittney Minor
    July 16, 2012

    It is fun to make dressing! I have never tried anything other than a vinaigrette!