Creamy Poppyseed Dressing

Sure, I’ve made homemade salad dressings before. But I admit, I get lazy and find myself reverting back to the store-bought versions. I’ve vowed to end my purchases of bottled dressings (or at least jazz them up by adding a few fresh ingredients), starting with this incredible creamy poppyseed dressing. Anita proclaimed it her instant favorite, which is a great way to start on my homemade dressing journey!

This dressing has the perfect combination of sweet and tangy, with just the right consistency so that it does run off your salad and form a lake at the bottom of your plate. Nor does it sit there, stuck to your salad like well.. gum.
Creamy Poppyseed DressingGrated onion really adds a lot of flavor to this creamy poppyseed dressing. Use a fine grater, such as a microplane, to get the onion as finely grated as you can. You can also mince the onion then, using the flat side of the knife, squish the onion into a paste.

Also try my creamy Italian dressing.

Creamy Poppyseed Dressing

Course Dressing
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 /3 cup


  • 1/3 cup of sugar sugar substitute works just fine
  • 3 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 2/3 cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons of grated onion with juice (if you don't have any, you can just add onion powder to taste)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons of poppy seeds as preferred


  • Whisk together all ingredients.

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