Poppyseed Dressing is my favorite dressing for salads. Truthfully, it is the only dressing I really like. Typically I just buy the Brianna’s Brand (It really is incredible), but recently went to visit my mom’s house where she had created one of the most amazing salads I have ever eaten. That recipe will come soon, don’t you worry! But, she didn’t have any Brianna’s on hand, so I quickly whipped up a batch of my own.
My good friend Alyssa always raves about her poppy seed dressing, but I decided to change it up a bit to my liking. I have been on this lemon kick lately, and decided a hint of some fresh lemon zest would be the perfect way to bring a fresh flavor- and I was right. The lemon zest hit this dressing out of the ball park! The lemon was exactly what this dressing needed to take it to the next level. I also used some half and half instead of milk because I wanted it a bit creamier, but you can definitely use whatever percentage of milk you want. Obviously the more fat content, the creamier your dressing will be. If you wanted to make it skinnier- you could use fat free mayo and skim milk.
And don’t forget to come back for the amazing salad recipe coming soon. Seriously, my aunt said it was one of the best salads she ever had and that it was something you would order off a fancy restaurant and say, “Best salad I ever had! I need this recipe!”
- ⅔ cup mayo
- ½ cup half and half (any percentage of milk will work- the higher the percentage, the creamier it will be)
- 6 Tablespoons sugar
- 8 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- ½ teaspoon lemon zest
- 4 teaspoons poppy seeds
- Combine all ingredients together in a blender and blend until well combined.
- Serve dressing over salad.
(recipe adapted from: The Recipe Critic)