Gluten Free Sauces & Condiments

Vegan Poppy Seed Dressing

This easy vegan poppy seed dressing recipe is sweet, tangy, and a bit savory. All it takes is a mixing bowl and a whisk.

Two things…

  • ・Agave is 1.5 times sweeter than sugar. Because this recipe uses agave, it requires significantly less sweetener than some other poppy seed dressing recipes.
  • ・Want a creamy poppy seed salad dressing? Swap out the olive oil for ⅓ cup vegan mayonnaise. And then, only add 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar. Follow the rest of the recipe as written.

This recipe make ~2/3 cup. Keep stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I’ve always used it within 2-3 days, but at all times, use your best judgment with any leftovers. Enjoy on salads, coleslaw, pasta salad and more.

If you enjoy this salad dressing, you may enjoy other UVK salad dressing recipes, like oil free Vegan Ranch Dressing or Lemon Tahini Dressing.

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Whether you use the olive oil base or vegan mayo base, this vegan poppy seed dressing recipe tastes amazing on your favorite salads, including this vegan strawberry spinach pasta salad.
For a creamy variation of this recipe, leave out the olive oil. Instead, add ⅓ cup vegan mayonnaise and reduce the apple cider vinegar to just 1 Tbsp. Follow the rest of the recipe as written.

Vegan Poppy Seed Dressing

⅓ cup olive oil

2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 Tbsp agave

¾ tsp onion powder

½ tsp mustard powder

¾ tsp salt

1 Tbsp whole poppy seeds

*Want a creamy poppy seed dressing? See notes above.

1. To a mixing bowl, add the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, agave, onion powder, and salt. Whisk until it emulsifies and the dressing thickens.

2. Stir in the poppy seeds. Taste and adjust flavors, if needed (more onion powder? agave? salt?). Serve.

A quick poppy seed dressing with olive oil or mayo. Perfect for spring, summer or any time!

By uglyvegankitchen

Ugly Vegan Kitchen is a vegan blog with recipes for plant based comfort food inspired by many cuisines, including American, Slavic, Mediterranean, Mexican and more.