Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing is tangy and delicious. It's made with only 6 ingredients (including the salt!) and takes minutes to make. It's a versatile recipe that can be used beyond salads. Try it on grains or veggies, too! 

Lemon poppy seed dressing in a glass jar.

We love keeping a jar of this lemon poppy seed dressing in the fridge for quick and easy salads all week long. 

Why we love this lemon poppy seed salad dressing recipe

  • The tangy lemon flavor is fresh and sunny.
  • It keeps well for at least a week in your fridge. A simple recipe (like these Perfect Baked Chicken Breasts) + this dressing + some greens = a quick, healthy, and delicious dinner. 
  • It's creamy without any mayonnaise. The oil emulsifies (becomes creamy) with the lemon juice and dijon mustard so there is no need to add any mayo. 
  • Super versatile! It's delicious on arugula, spinach, or butter lettuce. But you can even pour it over rice, quinoa, or your favorite grains. 

Try it on our Arugula and Wild Rice Salad:

Lemon poppy seed dressing being poured over arugula and wild rice salad.

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Lemon poppy seed dressing in a glass jar.

Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Salad Dressing
  • Method: Whisk
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing is tangy and delicious. It's made with only 6 ingredients (including the salt!) and takes minutes to make. It's a versatile recipe that can be used beyond salads. Try it on grains or veggies, too!


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Ingredients

  • Juice of 1 1/2 lemons (about 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey (use maple syrup for vegan)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the lemon juice, Dijon, honey, and sea salt. Continue to whisk while slowly adding the oil. The dressing will turn creamy. Whisk in the poppy seeds.
  2. This dressing will keep well in your fridge for at least a week. Store it in a jar and shake before using.

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