Elizabeth A.S. Brooke

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Poppy Seed Dressings


Update: Whoops! The second recipe is actually a yummy Sweet and Sour Dressing. I’ve added the real Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing below. Sorry!

After posting about my ranch dressing here, a friend asked about the poppy seed dressing.

I actually have two that I use — one a vinaigrette and the other creamy. I use the vinaigrette most often, but mostly because I don’t always have the ingredients on hand to make the creamier dressing.

Here’s both. Enjoy!

Poppy Seed Dressing

1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. paprika
1 tbsp. grated onion
1/3 cup vinegar
1 cup salad oil
1 tbsp. poppy seed
red food coloring (optional — I leave this out)

Throw everything in a bowl and whisk together. Or, mix ingredients in a blender. Makes close to 2 cups.

Sweet and Sour Dressing Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

2 cups sugar
3/4 cup vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. celery seed
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 cup mayonnaise (I use Miracle Whip/salad dressing)
2 tbsp. mustard
1/2 cup oil
1 tbsp. onion, minced

Mix together in a bowl or blender. Makes a quart.

Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 small onion
1 1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip/salad dressing)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. poppy seed

Whisk together or mix in a blender. Enjoy!
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5 thoughts on “Poppy Seed Dressings

  1. The first one sounds like something we would really enjoy. I have bookmarked it so that I can try it once we are settled in and I can cook again!

  2. Thanks, Chelsey! Once you give the recipe a try, let me know what you think.

    Got any dressing recipes to share? I'm always looking out for new ones so we don't get bored eating the same ones over and over.

  3. @Beth, you typed a wrong blog-id number to the Reply to comment link. The correct one is 5253592763634895016, but the current one is 3575838xxxx….

  4. @马晨 OK. So I think I've got it this time. 🙂

    Thank you for your help!

  5. @Beth Let me reply your email here. This reply link won't do anything except generating a link to the original comment.
    I wrote this script to those bloggers who have a lot of comments to reply, and it can help them to reply a single comment at a time, and the readers could easily find the right replies.
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