2013 – Gluten Free Living
Maple Poppy Seed Dressing is a delicious and healthy homemade salad dressing. It’s low in calories, gluten free, and a quick and easy option for homemade salad dressings. It takes only about 5 minutes to whip up a batch of this tasty dressing in your blender. And, it will keep a week or so in the refrigerator.
I’m always looking for healthy alternatives to sugar, high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, and other fillers. This is especially true when it comes to salad dressings because I eat so much salad. I retooled a homemade salad dressing from my Winter Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing to get this delightful and flavorful salad dressing. This salad dressing has no oil and no sugar. Instead, I substitute Greek yogurt for the oil and maple syrup for the sugar.
For those of you looking for healthy salad dressing possibilities, consider Maple Poppy Seed Dressing sometime. It goes wonderfully with my Spinach and Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing recipe. (See pictures below). Or any green salad that has a lot of fruit and nuts in it. And, it has a lot less calories than salad dressings made with sugar, honey, or high fructose corn syrup. Enjoy.
I recently remade this recipe when I remade the Spinach and Fruit Salad recipe (June 2019). I snapped a few new pictures too. This is a terrific salad dressing especially if you’re looking for healthy and gluten free.
Maple Poppy Seed Dressing has NO oil and NO sugar!
Here’s what Maple Poppy Seed Dressing looks like on top of Spinach and Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing.
For those of you who are health conscious, Maple Poppy Seed Dressing is a great alternative to store bought dressings loaded with sugar, high fructose corn syrup, MSG, soy fillers, and preservatives.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Measure Greek yogurt and add to blender. Add diced green onion, Dijon mustard, poppy seeds, pink Himalayan sea salt and lemon juice.
Add maple syrup.
Blend in your blender until smooth.
To serve: Pour into a salad dispenser or cruet and serve over your favorite salad.
Doesn’t this salad and dressing look scrumptious?
You can make the dressing thicker if you desire. Just increase the Greek yogurt. I thought it had a good consistency with these amounts.
Here’s the recipe.
MAPLE POPPY SEED DRESSING
(My own concoction)
- 2 cups [url href=”http://www.chobani.com/home/” target=”_blank” title=”chobani yogurt”]Chobani [/url]vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp. poppy seeds
- ¼ cup [url href=”http://www.drpeppersnapplegroup.com/brands/realemon/” target=”_blank” title=”realemon lemon juice”]ReaLemon[/url] lemon juice
- ½ tsp. kosher salt
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 green onion, sliced
- Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until well blended.
- Yields approximately 3 cups salad dressing.
Maple Poppy Seed Dressing is a yummy salad dressing especially with green salads that have a lot of fruit, nuts or cheese in them.
Maple Poppy Seed Dressing only took me about 5 minutes to make up in the blender. So it’s really quick and easy.
I really enjoyed this healthy, low calorie, gluten free salad dressing.