Oil Free Lemon Poppy Seed Salad Dressing



Oil Free Lemon Poppy Seed Salad Dressing


½ cup lemon juice

1 tsp minced garlic (1 clove)

1½ tsp grated ginger

1½ tbsp maple syrup

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

¼ tsp salt

Pepper to taste

⅓ cup water

1 tbsp poppy seeds


Combine all ingredients except poppy seeds. Blend with a mini food processor or immersion blender until smooth. Add poppy seeds. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.


8 servings, 20 calories per serving

Hack: Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root? Grating it in its frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it! Simply place it in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.

Hack: Use this dressing to make Lemon Poppy Seed Chicken with Rice Noodles or Easy Pan Seared Scallops / Shrimp!

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10 Replies to “Oil Free Lemon Poppy Seed Salad Dressing”

  1. Hmmm, this is a very interesting recipe. I’m typically not the fondest of lemon flavored foods, but I’m always willing to try a recipe once to see if I like it (miracles do happen. Haha). I’m going to try this out and see what I think! My family and friends would love this. Haha God bless you!

  2. Being a salad lover, having a great tasting dressing to go with it is a must. This lemon poppy seed dressing look amazing. Will definitely give it a try. Thanx.

  3. Cynthia, this dressing looks so delicious, you have me licking my lips. The ingredients suggest it has quite a kick.  Do you recommend to combine it with any particular type of food?  Fish? The tip regarding keeping ginger frozen in order to allow it to grate more easily is a terrific idea.  Thank you. I have saved your site; you clearly have some terrific advice.

    1. I typically use it for chicken and shellfish.  I’m not a big fish fan but I know that many people pair lemon flavor with fish.  If you decide to try it, please let me know if you liked it!

  4. Hi there, This looks very delicious. In fact, I was wondering what I was going to make for dinner tonight. You have helped me decide. This looks very simple to make and I agree I think it would go great with chicken or even shrimp. Tonight it will be on shrimp. Great article thank you for sharing.

  5. Thank you for sharing your recipe about lemon poppy seed chicken with rice. I liked its color right away in a glance. I am very eager to taste it. Good to come up with your recipe so that I could try it for myself at home. I like this sauce and want to try it out with many different dishes just to see how it tastes with different foods. I like tasting different foods as I am a gourmet person. 

    All the best!

    1. I love to experiment with different foods as well.  I’d love to hear back from you as to what dishes you tried with this dressing and how you liked them.

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