I'm always trying to make lighter salad dressings. Recently, I learned the trick of using water and cornstarch to replace most of the oil in dressing recipes. This version is much healthier and soo yummy!

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix water, vinegar, sugar, olive oil, cornstarch, salt, onion powder, mustard powder, and poppy seeds in a saucepan. Bring mixture to boil; cook, whisking constantly, until dressing is thickened, 30 seconds. Remove from heat and cool.

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Nutrition Facts

61.4 calories; 0.2 g protein; 8.1 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 584.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2013
Only used this as a guide line. Used balsamic vinegar splenda sesame oil sesame seeds and no salt. Added to strawberry spinach salad. It worked for a low calorie salad Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/20/2017
News flash - since when is cornstarch and water healthier than lovely olive oil? The answer is -- never! Somehow we got conned into thinking fats were bad for us. Not true. Olive oil may have more calories, but it's also got Omega 3 fats. Cornstarch adds useless, nutrition-free carbs. Just make this dressing using olive oil without the substitution and see how much more wonderful it is! Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2013
Only used this as a guide line. Used balsamic vinegar splenda sesame oil sesame seeds and no salt. Added to strawberry spinach salad. It worked for a low calorie salad Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
06/20/2017
News flash - since when is cornstarch and water healthier than lovely olive oil? The answer is -- never! Somehow we got conned into thinking fats were bad for us. Not true. Olive oil may have more calories, but it's also got Omega 3 fats. Cornstarch adds useless, nutrition-free carbs. Just make this dressing using olive oil without the substitution and see how much more wonderful it is! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2012
I liked this enough to try it again only next time I want to try regular vinegar instead of cider vinegar. The cider made it entirely too tart and tangy for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2016
I thought this was delicious and I love that there is so little oil! After reading the reviews I added a generous drizzle of agave to balance the tartness. Otherwise I made it exactly as written. This paired perfectly with the berry salad I made. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2013
I loved this dressing! It had a nice tart flavor and I can't wait to make it again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2014
This is a nice poppy seed dressing but just a little tangy for us and we like the taste of vinegar. I made it to use on 'Outrageously Good Holiday Salad' from AR. I will use this recipe again as it is the perfect amount for 2 people although I will use a different vinegar or just cut the cider vinegar down to 2 tablespoons. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/13/2018
Too tart. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2017
I really liked this but hubs thought that it was just ok. I made one change I used apple cider vinegar as that's all that I had. This is best with lots of green onions they really compliment the dressing. I will probably make this again as I did enjoy it. Thanks for sharing. Read More