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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Whisk together all ingredients.

Homemade Catalina Salad Dressing

We loved this simple and delicious homemade Catalina salad dressing. Why would you buy dressing at the store when you can make an even better version at home? Just toss some simple ingredients that you probably already have on-hand into a blender. Pulse a few times, then transfer to a Mason jar. Not only do you have a fantastic tasting dressing, you have a healthier dressing for a fraction of the cost of store-bought.

For a little different flavor, substitute honey for the white sugar.

Homemade Catalina Salad DressingOn the right is my homemade Italian dressing, which is not only great tasting, it is also just as easy to make as this Catalina dressing.

This dressing is great on my Mason jar salad.

Homemade Catalina Salad Dressing

Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • White onion grated, to taste

Instructions

  • Place all but the onion in a blender. Pulse a few times. Add white onion to taste and blend until smooth. Store in the fridge.

Creamy Italian Dressing

I have a recipe for creamy Italian dressing that I’ve used before. It has a little kick from onion, and tastes great, but I needed something with a little smoother texture and not the same onion bite.

This version is perfect. Just make sure to let it get happy in the fridge overnight before using it.

Also try my creamy poppyseed dressing.

Creamy Italian Dressing

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 5 minutes
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 clove garlic minced

Instructions

  • Whisk all ingredients together.
  • Alternatively, put all ingredients into a resealable jar. Shake well.
  • Refrigerate overnight before using.