Sweetness and sour acidity join forces with small pops of poppy seeds in this simple and delicious honey poppy seed salad dressing.
I developed this recipe using another recipe I had already had that uses real honey. This honey poppy seed salad dressing recipe was the second most popular salad dressing at Focus on the Family (surpassed only by ranch, of course!). There’s just something irresistible about the sweetness of the honey in combination with the tangy acidity of the vinegar. It adds adds moisture, texture, and flavor to salad, chicken, and more!
Now, you may be wondering how something with honey in it is low glycemic. Well, it technically isn’t. But today’s rendition of this recipe uses either Nature’s Hollow Sugar Free Honey or my homemade honey. And while neither of these taste identical to real honey, they’re close enough that it puts this amazing salad dressing back on the menu for me, even with my low glycemic living!
This dressing’s base is mainly olive oil. This makes it best for Fatabulous (Trim Healthy Mama S) fuel salads. If you would like to use it in a Carbalicious (THM E) or Neutraltastic (THM FP) setting, don’t use any more than 1 teaspoon worth of it (which, in my opinion is useless and I’d rather use more of an E or FP dressing in such a setting).
The obvious use for this honey poppy seed salad dressing is drizzled over salad greens. But it’s also good for marinating already grilled chicken breasts to add to your salad.
- ¼ cup Nature's Hollow Sugar Free Honey or Homemade Honey
- 4 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Super Sweet Blend or 2 tablespoons Gentle Sweet (or equivalent low glycemic sweetener)
- 1 teaspoon dry ground mustard
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Whisk together all of the ingredients except the oil. Gradually pour the oil in, whisking briskly, until the dressing is thoroughly mixed.
- Stir prior to serving. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.