I admit it. I’m salad dressing obsessed these days. Tangy, tart citrus, sweet honey, crunchy poppy seeds in a sweet salad dressing. My beloved Creamy Poppyseed Dressing has competition at last.
I’ve been on the hunt for a dairy-free poppyseed dressing for months and I’ve finally found the perfect one!
I found one of Paula Deen’s salad recipes and realized that I could adapt it to create what I was looking for in a dressing. I reduced the sugar a good bit and it is still a very sweet dressing.
I served this on a simple salad of baby spinach, fruit, and brown sugar almonds. My husband took one bite and commented that it was almost a dessert salad. Sounds crazy, right? Well, I happily ate two servings of this salad and skipped dessert. Yes, it was that good!
Orange Poppyseed Dressing
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup light flavored olive oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
- Layer all ingredients except the poppy seeds into the blender and puree until smooth and well blended. Add the seeds and pulse to combine. Pour into an airtight jar and store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
15 Comments Leave a comment or review
My Journey With Candida says
This does sound good. I hardly ever eat dressing on my salads but this one has really caught my eye.
That's what I need these days…dessert in salad form. This dressing sounds fabulous!
[email protected] Eats Girl says
This sounds awesome! I love orange flavored items…and mixed with poppyseeds, this would be a great dressing!
Sue/the view from great island says
This sounds so refreshing, it's just the push I need to get back into salads…I haven't eaten one since all the fall comfort foods started making an appearance.
Sounds awesome. I always stick with the vinegar/oil dressing, need to think outside the box. Thanks for the inspiration
I'm always nervous about poppy seeds cause they seem to get stuck in the cracks of my teeth! But this looks delicious 🙂
Tricia @ saving room for dessert says
Another great recipe and a fantastic photo! I want to make all your dishes!
[email protected] eco friendly homemaking says
Oh I think I am going to make this tomorrow!! It sounds so delicious!
Words Of Deliciousness says
Sounds delicious. I love poppy seeds.
Angie's Recipes says
A great dressing. I like poppy.
I don't like poppy but i greet idea to get posts like this as well(sauces,dresings etc")
Oooo… tasty! Love the addition of poppy seeds.
The Slow Roasted Italian says
This looks amazing! I am so wanting this now.
Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) says
Interesting salad dressing!
Becki's Whole Life says
Oooh Mary – here you go with your salad dressings:-)…I love this one, too. I love that mandarin orange and almond salad from weight watchers so I imagine an orange dressing would be awesome!