Healthy Poppy Seed Dressing made with yogurt instead of mayo. Light, creamy and tastes better than store bought.
Drizzle on kale salad or dip veggies into it. Either way this creamy poppy seed dressing is so-so-so good!
The first taste test of this healthy poppy seed dressing reminded me a store bought version I stopped buying years and years ago.
Creamy, sweet and yet light. With a hint of onion and a sea of poppy seeds. It is delicious and so easy to make at home with simple ingredients.
Not loaded with mayo, sugar and sodium. You can drizzle this creamy healthy poppy seed dressing on any combo of veggies pretty much. It goes especially well on salads with fruit and berries.
Try Dressing On These Salads
- Plain yogurt
- Maple syrup or honey
- Poppy seeds
- Onion powder or flakes
- Salt and pepper
Tip: Use yogurt with fat content of 2% and higher. Why? Because non-fat 0% yogurt lacks flavor. It tastes like a chalk to me.
How to Make Healthy Poppy Seed Salad Dressing
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk with a fork. Or add to a glass jar with a screw on lid and shake. I prefer Mason jar because you can refrigerate in it as well.
If using Greek yogurt you have to add water because it is quite thick. Regular yogurt does not need water.
Yogurt is more tangy than mayo or sour cream. That is why we use maple syrup or honey to offset yogurt’s acidity.
How Long It Lasts?
Refrigerate poppy seed dressing for up to 7 days. After that dairy based homemade salad dressings are not as fresh. Shake or whisk before each use. Yogurt tends to settle on the walls of the container a bit.
If you find yourself not using it fast enough, cut up veggies and use dressing as a dip.
Where to Buy Poppy Seeds?
If you are like me and were not sure, poppy seeds are located in the baking aisle of any supermarket. I did not know. I thought it would be with spices.
Look for a small bag. You need just a tablespoon. I store the rest in a glass jar in the pantry. Some people refrigerate or freeze poppy seeds. I did not find the need to do so. My aunt in Ukraine never did.
Enjoy this healthy poppy seed dressing!
More Healthy Salad Dressings
Healthy Poppy Seed Dressing
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 2+% fat*
- 1/4 cup water*
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp white apple cider or rice vinegar
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp poppy seeds
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Ground black pepper to taste
- In a small bowl or jar with a tight lid, add yogurt, water, maple syrup, vinegar, mustard, poppy seeds, onion powder, salt and pepper;
- Stir well with a fork or shake to combine.
Store: Refrigerate in a glass airtight container for up to 7 days.
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