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Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

This poppy seed dressing is light and creamy with a pop of freshness from lemon zest and juice. It is the perfect dressing for a spinach and berry salad, chicken salad, coleslaw or even fruit.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 1 cup


  • 2 tablespoons diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise/salad dressing
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • water
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds


  • Saute onions in 1 tablespoon olive oil and the butter until tender. Remove from heat.
  • Combine one tablespoon olive oil, greek yogurt, mayonnaise/salad dressing, vinegar, sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice, salt and pepper in a food processor. Add onions (with the oil and butter) to the dressing and puree until smooth.
  • Stir in water, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  • Pour dressing into a jar and add poppy seeds, stirring until evenly distributed.
Keyword condiment, dressing, greek yogurt, poppy seed, recipe, salad