Poppyseed Salad Dressing

Poppyseed Salad Dressing

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"This poppyseed salad dressing is delicious and easy to make. It was my husband's grandmother's recipe that I have made for years. Definitely try this recipe if you like dressings on the sweet side!"
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15 m servings 93 cals
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Original recipe yields 56 servings



  • Calories:
  • 93 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.5g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 83 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. In a 1-quart jar with a lid, mix together the sugar, mustard powder, vegetable oil, poppy seeds, salt, white vinegar, and onion juice; tighten the lid onto the jar, and shake vigorously to combine. Reshake the dressing before using.


  • Cook's Note
  • Do not substitute the onion juice for any other ingredient - it makes a difference in the outcome of the dressing!
  • Editor's Note
  • To make onion juice, grate or finely chop an onion in a blender; pour the onion into a piece of cheesecloth or a fine strainer, and allow the juice to drip into a bowl. Squeeze the cloth to get more juice.


  1. 23 Ratings

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Hi Everyone - This is my recipe. Onion juice can be found at most grocery stores. You can find it in the spice aisle. DO NOT USE immitation onion juice - it makes a difference. (I've never...

Most helpful critical review

I find this dressing too oily in consistency for me. I prefer the poppyseed dressing made with mayo. These dressings pack a lot of calories, so I'm going to try making the mayo variety with un...

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Hi Everyone - This is my recipe. Onion juice can be found at most grocery stores. You can find it in the spice aisle. DO NOT USE immitation onion juice - it makes a difference. (I've never...

I have a recipe similar to this! Mine doesn't use the onion juice and that's what it was missing! So good! thanks for the recipe!

This salad dressing is fantastic! Better than any poppyseed salad dressing I have ever had. Had to go to two stores for the onion juice, but it was worth it.

WOW..very good dressing, I used a Blendtec blender on the dressing button to make this dressing, and pulsed in the poppy seeds at the end and it came out perfectly emulsified and creamy..I used ...

Served over a spincach/romaine lettuce I tossed with mandarin oranges, small fresh pinapple chunks, blueberries and sliced almonds... DELICIOUS!

Really good dressing! It is quite sweet but goes well with all different greens. Thanks for this recipe!

The BEST Poppyseed Salad Dressing EVER! Made as directed.

Yummy, thank you for sharing the recipe. Missed the part about how to make onion juice the first time around so we will try that in the future. We used sesame seeds because I didn't have poppy...

Excellent dressing for mixed greens or spinach with strawberries, glazed pecans and feta cheese.

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