Easy Poppyseed Dressing

I pretty much only make three salad dressings. My favorite ranch dressing, a strawberry vinaigrette, and this poppyseed dressing.

Bart’s sister made it shortly after we got married and I ate more salad that night than I had in the last three years combined.

And then I got the recipe and found out it was super easy to just throw everything in the blender and make myself in about two minutes.

It’s great on any type of sweeter salad, like this goat cheese and peach salad, or just a basic spinach/fruit/feta salad.

Done and done.

Poppyseed Dressing

Makes about 1 cup

6 T white sugar
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/6 cup white vinegar
1/2 T grated onion (I don’t even bother grating it usually. Just throw a little chunk of onion right in the blender)
1/2 cup salad oil (I usually use canola)
1 T poppyseeds

Put all ingredients except oil and poppyseeds in a blender. Run the blender for a couple of seconds to combine everything.

With the blender still running, slowly drizzle in the oil and let run until well combined.

Stir in poppyseeds.

Stores in fridge for about two weeks (although you may have to whisk it back together if it separates).

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  • Reply Elaine December 28, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    This sounds yummy. I will have to try it.

    You might enjoy this recipe for Celery Seed Dressing that comes from my grandmother's best friend. I especially like it on Boston lettuce.

    1/3 cup cider vinegar
    1 cup salad oil
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
    1 thin slice onion
    1 teaspoon celery seed
    1 teaspoon paprika
    1 egg

    Blend all ingredients in blender until onion is liquified.

  • Reply Packrat December 29, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Your recipe and Elaine's sound wonderful. Thank you.

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  • Reply Emily December 30, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I love a good homemade dressing–and this doesn't made a ton at a time too, which is always nice. Can't wait to use it once we're home from holiday vacation!

  • Reply Rachel January 3, 2013 at 12:05 am

    LOVE Poppyseed dressing! That 6 T of sugar for one cup is a killer! Hope you and that baby are doing fantastic.

  • Reply Jennifer Smith October 9, 2013 at 5:03 am

    That 6T of sugar, does that mean 6 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons?

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