Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Many salad dressings, to me, are way too sweet, especially when they are used to top naturally sweet salads such as the Spiralized Apple & Fennel Salad that I first made this Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing for. In this recipe, I use half the honey you find in other dressings and it turns out perfectly.

Dressings are so easy to make that I’ve found there isn’t much reason not to make your own. You can eliminate all the preservatives and junk you find in most processed salad dressings.

Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Along with my Champagne Vinaigrette, this is a favorite to have on hand. It’s great on hearty greens like a spinach salad, is magic on any salad with a sweet component such as strawberries or dried cranberries and is amazing in any fruit salad. Try it!

My Favorite Salad Tool

Now, I’m admittedly not a salad lover, so I have been making in my mission to discover what I actually like in a salad. I find a few salads I love and I eat them over and over and over again. I’ll tell you, my favorite salad tool ever is still and probably always will be my spiralizer. I started with an original SpiraLife handheld spiralizer, which was ideal for me at the time because it is so easy and fast to use and clean. I still keep it on hand and even took it with me to my church when we were pulling long days volunteering during the Hurricane Harvey disaster the last couple of weeks. I’d bring all the ingredients to make a Spiraled Cucumber Greek Salad and just prepare it there.

Now I have graduated to the pro version, the countertop spiralizer, the SpiraLife Pro. It makes fast work of prepped my cucumber salads and does the job on apples, beets and other round veggies that the handheld spiralizer just can’t tackle.

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Learning to Love Salads

All in all, the spiralizer, you could say, really has opened up a whole new world of salad possibilities to me, which was desperately needed, as we all need to get more fruits and veggies into our bodies so it must be a goal of ours to learn more and more recipes that we just love and that will help us to do that!

Here’s to you enjoying more veggies, spiraled or otherwise. I hope this dressing can help you on your journey. As another tool on your salad and dressings adventure, visit our Pinterest board all about delicious dressings and salads! Keep healthy and happy!

Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing
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This lemon poppy seed dressing is extremely easy to throw together. Just toss all ingredients in a mason jar, seal the top and shake, shake, shake! Use it on veggie and fruit salads alike! Yum!
Recipe type: Condiments
Serves: 1 cup
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mason jar. Place the lid tightly on top and shake and shake until fully emulsified.
  2. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy on veggie and fruit salads of all sorts!


Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing


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