2013 – Gluten Free Living
Maple Poppy Seed Dressing is a delicious and healthy homemade salad dressing that’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 especially 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 Chobani vanilla 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 (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.
Maple Poppy Seed Dressing has NO oil and NO sugar!
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 Maple Poppy Seed Dressing looks like on top of Spinach and Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing.
Here’s what I did.
Measure Greek yogurt into a measuring cup and add to blender.
Add lemon juice.
Add Dijon mustard, poppy seeds and salt.
Add maple syrup.
Add sliced green onion.
Blend in your blender until smooth.
To serve: Pour over your favorite salad and enjoy!
Doesn’t this salad and dressing look scrumptious?
You can make this thicker if you desire by increasing the Greek yogurt. I thought it had a good consistency with these amounts.
Here’s the recipe.
MAPLE POPPY SEED DRESSING
- 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.