Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

Making salad dressing at home is so easy! You’re going to love this Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing. The flavor is delicious and you won’t believe how simple it is to make. It’s the perfect way to dress your salads all year long.

homemade poppy seed dressing in a jar.

I recently shared a fabulous recipe for Summer Berry Spinach Salad. (It’s one of my favorite spring and summer salad recipes.) In that recipe, I mentioned a homemade poppy seed dressing. In this post, I’m excited to bring you that recipe.

adding poppy seed dressing to spinach salad.

I got this recipe from my mom who has been making it for years. It’s one of my favorites and it goes well with so many salad recipes. As I mentioned above, I especially like it on Summer Berry Spinach Salad. You can also use it on my Fall Harvest Pasta Salad Recipe. SO GOOD!

As with most homemade dressings, this one is simple to make. You just need a few ingredients and about five minutes.

poppy seed dressing in jar.

What’s In Poppy Seed Dressing?

Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll need to whip up this recipe. You can find a full ingredient list and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

  • vegetable oil
  • apple cider vinegar
  • sugar
  • poppy seeds
  • dry mustard
  • salt

Before we get into the recipe, I’ll address a few questions that you may have.

homemade poppy seed dressing in a jar.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do you need to keep poppy seed dressing refrigerated?

Yes. Store this dressing in the refrigerator in a sealed container. I recommend removing the dressing from the refrigerator about thirty minutes before serving. You’ll want to give it a good whisk as well.

mixing poppy seed dressing.

How long does homemade dressing last?

This poppy seed dressing will be good for about 3 weeks when stored in the refrigerator.

Can I make this in a mason jar?

You sure can! Just add all of the ingredients to a large mason jar and shake to combine. This is an easy way to make the dressing as you don’t need to dirty an extra bowl or whisk.

You can find the fancy jar I used in this post HERE. The leak-proof resealable lids can be found HERE.

homemade poppy seed dressing in a jar.

And that’s a wrap on this Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing! Add it to your favorite salad and dig in!
Speaking of salads, what are your favorites for pairing with poppy seed dressing? Let me know in the comments below because I’m always looking for new ways to use this recipe.

I hope you’ll give this dressing a try! If you do, let me know. I’d love to hear what you think.

poppy seed dressing in a jar.


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Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dressing, poppy seed dressing, salad, salad dressing
Servings: 10
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
You’re going to love this Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing. The flavor is delicious and you won’t believe how simple it is to make. It’s the perfect way to dress your salads all year long.



  • Add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Use immediately or transfer to an airtight container.
  • Store in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks. Mix or shake before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 63kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 117mgPotassium: 13mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 0.1IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 0.1mg
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  • Liz at

    This was really good! I used it on a salad similar to the spinach salad you shared. It was perfect. Thank you.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yay!! You’re so welcome.

      xo Michael

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