A friend of mine asked about creating a healthy creamy poppy seed dressing. I was up for the challenge as I haven’t found a poppy seed dressing that I’m crazy about. The store bought and restaurant ones I’ve tried are too sweet. Hard to believe I’d say anything is too sweet, but it must be the corn syrup or high fructose corn syrup in them. Both of which I don’t want to pour all over my salad.
This recipe is the perfect amount of sweetness and creaminess, and acidity. The first version I did was a little too heavy on the apple cider vinegar, but my second trial was the perfect combo.
The non-fat greek yogurt adds the perfect amount of creaminess, and doesn’t add to the fat like most traditional creamy dressings. I’ll be whipping this up on a regular basis. Its also thick enough to be a dip. I was snacking on some snap peas with it, and it was delish! Fast to make too…literally took 5 minutes.
- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsp olive oil (or oil of choice)
- ½ cup non-fat greek yogurt
- 1 tsp onion powder (or onion salt. Omit extra salt if you use onion salt)
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 4 packets stevia (or 1-2 Tbsp honey or agave. Nutrition will change)
- 2 tsp poppy seeds
- Mix together all the ingredients (except poppy seeds) in a blender (I used my Blendtec).
- Once combined, stir in poppy seeds.
- Can be served immediately, or chill for best result. Store in an airtight container. Not sure of the shelf life, but I would assume you'd want to consume it within approx 5 days.