Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe Video

This salad dressing is wonderful. It is a little tricky to make as you have to add the oil very, very slowly in order to keep it from separating. It goes excellent with garden and pasta salads.


Preparation Time30 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 Sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Poppy seeds1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Salt1 Tablespoon
 Dry mustard1 Tablespoon
 Cider vinegar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Oil2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Mayonnaise1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1295 Calories from Fat 1069

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 121 g186.7%

Saturated Fat 15.6 g77.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 2.7 mg

Sodium 1476.2 mg61.5%

Total Carbohydrates 53 g17.7%

Dietary Fiber 1.8 g7.1%

Sugars 50.5 g

Protein 2 g3.6%

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0.19%

Calcium 13.4% Iron 5.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Mix the sugar, poppy seeds, salt and mustard in a bowl.
2. Whisk in the vinegar. Transfer to a handheld beater is you have one.
3. Add the oil very slowly beating for a few minutes after each addition. The secret to this recipe is adding the oil very slowly. This will keep it from separating. The whole process should take about 30 minutes.
4. Put the mayonnaise and mix well.

5. Use this salad dressing with salad of choice or refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.