Healthier Poppy Seed Salad Dressing for 2 Recipe -
Healthier Poppy Seed Salad Dressing for 2 Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Healthier Poppy Seed Salad Dressing for 2

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"I'm always trying to make lighter salad dressings. Recently, I learned the trick of using water and cornstarch to replace most of the oil in dressing recipes. This version is much healthier and soo yummy!"

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    15 mins


  1. Mix water, vinegar, sugar, olive oil, cornstarch, salt, onion powder, mustard powder, and poppy seeds in a saucepan. Bring mixture to boil; cook, whisking constantly, until dressing is thickened, 30 seconds. Remove from heat and cool.
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May 20, 2013

Only used this as a guide line. Used balsamic vinegar, splenda, sesame oil, sesame seeds and no salt. Added to strawberry spinach salad. It worked for a low calorie salad

Dec 05, 2012

I liked this enough to try it again, only next time, I want to try regular vinegar instead of cider vinegar. The cider made it entirely too tart and tangy for me.


4 Ratings

Jan 17, 2014

This is a nice poppy seed dressing, but just a little tangy for us, and we like the taste of vinegar. I made it to use on 'Outrageously Good Holiday Salad' from AR. I will use this recipe again as it is the perfect amount for 2 people, although I will use a different vinegar or just cut the cider vinegar down to 2 tablespoons.

Oct 11, 2013

I loved this dressing! It had a nice tart flavor and I can't wait to make it again!


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  • Calories
  • 61 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.6 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 584 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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