This Honey Poppy Seed Dressing is sweet, slightly tangy and majorly delicious and can be used on just about any salad! Yields 1-1/2 cups.

Honey Poppy Seed Dressing

I can’t believe I haven’t shared this dressing with you by now. It’s only been a minor obsession of mine since a few years ago when I first tried it. Back then, I was a strict ranch person with an occasional Greek, Caesar, Italian and Catalina (depending on the salad). My eyes would’ve just skip over something like this at the grocery store. Why? I have no idea.

This was until a few years ago when my sisters Kelly, Julie and I flew down to visit our sister Christine for a long weekend. On one of those days we all were sitting outside gabbing and my sister served us the most fantastic salad I’ve ever seen. It had just about everything and anything in it. Things like salami, bell pepper, pear and mushrooms. It was an everything but this kitchen sink type of salad with literally 16+ different toppings. 

Honey Poppy Seed Dressing

She served this salad with an amazing poppy seed dressing. I was a little sketchy about trying it because it wasn’t any of the dressings I mentioned above. Back then, I liked what I liked ya know? But I ever so quickly added poppy seed dressing to my list of favorites.

And it’s a cinch to make from scratch.

ingredients for Honey Poppy Seed Dressing

To Make This Honey Poppy Seed Dressing You Will Need:

  • mayonnaiseThe base to this dressing. Adds richness and creaminess.
  • honeyGives the dressing flavor and sweetness.
  • apple cider vinegarLends delicious tang to the dressing.
  • poppy seedsAdds little to no flavor but does give texture and little pops of blue.
  • whole milkThis is optional as it’s used to thin out the dressing.

measure and add dressing ingredients into bowl

Start by measuring and adding 1 cup of mayo (whether it’s homemade or store-bought is up to you!), 1/3 cup honey, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon milk (see below) and 2 teaspoons poppy seeds to a bowl.

You can hold off adding the milk to see if you’re happy with the consistency. Different types of mayonnaise can be thicker or thiner depending on the brand and type  of mayo (vegan, light etc.).

whisk to combine

Whisk until thoroughly combined.

add milk to thin dressing if desired

Making sure the honey is incorporated.

Honey Poppy Seed Dressing

That’s it my friends! No salt. No pepper. Just a sweet and mildly tangy Honey Poppy Seed Dressing.

Store in an air-tight container and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Honey Poppy Seed Dressing

How Long Will Honey Poppy Seed Dressing Last in the Fridge?

If stored in an air-tight jar, this dressing should last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Salads To Serve with Poppy Seed Dressing:

Honey Poppy Seed Dressing

Enjoy! And if you give this Honey Poppy Seed Dressing recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Honey Poppy Seed Dressing

Honey Poppy Seed Dressing
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Yield: 12 servings

Honey Poppy Seed Dressing

Sweet, slightly tangy and majorly delicious! Yields 1½ cups or 12 (2 tablespoon) servings.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise, homemade or store-bought
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • tablespoons poppy seeds

Instructions 

  • In a medium bowl measure and add mayo, honey, vinegar, milk (see below) and poppy seeds and whisk thoroughly to combine.
    You can hold off adding the milk to see if you're happy with the consistency. Different types of mayonnaise can be thicker or thiner depending on the brand and type of mayo (vegan, light etc.).
  • Store in an air-tight container and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Should last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Serving: 2tablespoons, Calories: 163kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 0.5g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 120mg, Potassium: 20mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 14IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 0.2mg

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