A wonderful dressing for your favorite salads!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend sugar, lemon juice, onion, Dijon mustard, and salt in a blender until smooth. Stream canola oil in a thin stream into the mixture while blender is running. Add poppy seeds and pulse blender a few times, just to mix seeds into the dressing.

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Nutrition Facts

139 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 6.7g 2% DV; fat 12.8g 20% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 107.6mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (30)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2014
I make this salad dressing - only 3X's the recipe about every 2 - 3 weeks...we eat a LOT of salad!! I got the recipe from "Winter Fruit Salad with Poppyseed Dressing " here on AR. Over the months of making it I did some healthier changes for us. I now use FRESH squeezed lemons (takes time - but worth it) I split the oils between Olive & Canola - half sugar and half Stevia. You would think we'd get sick of eating this - but its the BEST!! In our salad we use: Romaine - spinach - kale - grapes - pumpkin seeds - broccoli - cauliflower - peppers - sometimes onions - for a protein we use chicken....but our latest and new favorite is using "Red Sockeye Salmon" from the can. I crave this salad if I go one night without it.....can't get much healthier. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/29/2016
Super super sugary. Not good mouthfeel and not balanced. Edits: 1/4 cup sour cream to hopefully get rid of the sweetness. The lemon toned down and the sugar felt more balanced but I would cut down on the white sugar. Maybe do part honey as well? Definitely add some kind of creamy-fat to balance everything out. It would be great with avocado if you are vegan. (I made this with a blendtec and fresh squeezed lemons.) Read More
37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2014
I make this salad dressing - only 3X's the recipe about every 2 - 3 weeks...we eat a LOT of salad!! I got the recipe from "Winter Fruit Salad with Poppyseed Dressing " here on AR. Over the months of making it I did some healthier changes for us. I now use FRESH squeezed lemons (takes time - but worth it) I split the oils between Olive & Canola - half sugar and half Stevia. You would think we'd get sick of eating this - but its the BEST!! In our salad we use: Romaine - spinach - kale - grapes - pumpkin seeds - broccoli - cauliflower - peppers - sometimes onions - for a protein we use chicken....but our latest and new favorite is using "Red Sockeye Salmon" from the can. I crave this salad if I go one night without it.....can't get much healthier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2014
This is delicious even without the poppy seeds (dietary restriction). I used my immersion blender to complete this yummy dressing! Thanks, Lisa. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2016
This dressing is amazing! I use Meyer lemon olive oil instead of the canola oil. Lots of compliments! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2019
I halved the sugar and added 2 tbsp stevia as per another reviewers suggestions. Added 1 tsp onion powder as well as the fresh onion. used 1/2 avocado oil and 1/2 veg oil. added in 1 tsp dry mustard powder as well as the dijon. I used the juice and zest of 1 lemon, then added some cherry pit vinegar to make up the rest ( flavour a bit almondy and sweet, similar to white balsamic, but not quite the same). It was so delicious. I felt like I wanted to eat it straight. First time I have made a salad dressing and have it turn out so delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2017
Made this for my brother and sister-in-laws birthday dinner. Didn't have any sweet or red onion so used a couple of shallots. Served it with mixed greens strawberries raspberries blackberries blueberries grapes dried cranberries candied walnuts and goat cheese. A huge hit everyone wanted the recipe and the remainder was divided between the guests to take home. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2017
Excellent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2017
Really good. I used 1 tbsp of honey instead of sugar. I'm sure I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2015
Love this dressing. Just the right amount of sweet and sour. Subbed onion powder for fresh onion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2018
Easy to make and tastes great! I didn t feel like breaking out the blender so l minced the onion really fine put all the ingredients in a jar and shook the heck out of it. Came out fine. I used it not only for salad dressing but also on cole slaw instead of the mayo based dressing. Very good and you don t have to worry about the heat and sun. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/29/2016
Super super sugary. Not good mouthfeel and not balanced. Edits: 1/4 cup sour cream to hopefully get rid of the sweetness. The lemon toned down and the sugar felt more balanced but I would cut down on the white sugar. Maybe do part honey as well? Definitely add some kind of creamy-fat to balance everything out. It would be great with avocado if you are vegan. (I made this with a blendtec and fresh squeezed lemons.) Read More