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Poppy Seed Dressing Recipes (3 Recipes + Poppy Seed Facts)

  • Amy 

Poppy Seed Dressing Recipes

This post will introduce you to new ways to dress your favorite salad. They’re made of poppyseed, and they’re delicious!

House salads are great, but sometimes they get boring. 

But with a bit of creativity, you can make a salad that tastes amazing while being healthier than any salad you’ve had before. 

You’ll love these recipes because they can take your beautiful salad to the next level, and they’re packed with nutrients and vitamins. Plus, they’re super cheap and easy to make!

I’m going to share three different poppy seed dressing recipes with you.

Each recipe has its own unique flavor profile, so you can have options to create your perfect salad.

Creamy Poppyseed Dressing

Ingredients 

  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard

Tools To Prepare

  • Whisk
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Bowl
  • Jar

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Whisk well until thoroughly incorporated and smooth.
  3. Transfer to a container, preferably a jar, and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

Notes

This dressing will last for up to a week when refrigerated. 

Make sure to shake well before using.

Sweet Honey Poppy Seed Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt whole milk or low-fat
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp table salt

Tools To Prepare

  • Whisk
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Bowl
  • Jar

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Whisk well until thoroughly incorporated and smooth.
  3. Transfer to a container, preferably a jar, and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

Notes

You can add a few tablespoons of honey if you prefer it to be sweeter; whisk well again if you do to make the dressing smooth

This dressing will last for up to a week when refrigerated. 

Make sure to shake well before using.

Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup avocado oil or your oil of choice
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 medium red onion (chopped)

Tools and Equipment To Prepare

  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Blender
  • Whisk
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Bowl
  • Jar

Directions

  1. Prepare frozen strawberries and red onion for blending by cutting them into appropriate sizes.
  2. Place oil, vinegar, sugar, red onion, and strawberries in your blender and blend them until smooth.
  3. Add the poppy seeds to the mixture and pulse several more times to incorporate them.
  4. Put the dressing in a jar or an airtight container and refrigerate for several hours before serving.

Notes

This dressing will last for up to a week when refrigerated. 

Make sure to shake well before using.

Poppy Seeds Facts

  • Various civilizations have used poppy seeds for thousands of years.
  • Poppy seeds are harvested from dried seed pods of the opium poppy plant or the Papaver somniferum.
  • Poppy seeds can be pressed to yield poppyseed oil.
  • Poppy seeds provide 525 calories and are a rich source of thiamin, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, and manganese in a 100-gram amount.
  • Poppy seeds are composed of 6 percent water, 28 percent carbohydrates, 42 percent fat, and 21 percent protein.

Health Benefits Of Poppy Seeds

1. Helps improve digestive health. Poppyseeds are rich in fiber that aids digestion.

2. Helps with red blood cell formation and blood flow. Poppy seeds contain a healthy amount of iron and copper that aids the blood.

3. Helps with antioxidant defense.

Poppy seeds contain the mineral manganese, which assists in antioxidant defenses.

4. Helps with quality sleep. 

Poppyseeds are rich in magnesium, which aids duration and tranquility and, ultimately, the quality of sleep

5. Helps improve bone health.

Poppy seeds are an excellent source of zinc, which helps bone mineral density and overall bone health.

Important Reminder

Please be reminded not to eat poppy seeds if you are getting a drug test. Poppy seeds come from the opium poppy, so they will make your results positive of opiates.

Consumer a small amount should be fine, but it’s best not to eat any to be safe. 

When consumed, poppy seeds will be traceable in your system as soon as hours after consumption and stay in your system for up to 48 hours or two days.

Also, regarding the recipes, you can substitute the kinds of vinegar to your liking. 

You can use apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, fruity vinegar (like pomegranate vinegar or raspberry vinegar), rice vinegar, or even a fancy vinegar like champagne vinegar. 

You can also use other sweeteners like granulated sugar, refined sugar, honey, or sugar alternatives like stevia. 

For recipes that call for mustard, you can also use other types of mustard aside from regular mustard, like dry ground mustard powder and yellow mustard.

Final Words

We hope this article on poppy seed dressing recipes helped you learn more about poppy seeds and how to enjoy them.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with these recipes. You can mix in additional ingredients, add a smidge of honey, a pinch of salt, or even add your favorite ingredient to make a signature flavor. 

Feel free to also mix and match these dressings to any of your tasty homemade salad recipe.

Add them to your sweet kale salad, strawberry salads, vegetable salads, savory salads, and any type of salad you think a poppyseed salad dressing will go well with, really.

Who knows? Maybe you’ll discover your new favorite salad dressings!

Just keep in mind not to consume them when you have an incoming drug test soon so you can enjoy the taste and health benefits of poppy seeds to the fullest.

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Amy Toliver

Hey'all I'm Amy, a born foodie and diagnosed with celiac disease 7 years ago. I refused to cave into tasteless, boring gulten free food and create my own! On my blog you'll find info & cool facts along with recipes, all on gluten free foods!