An easy homemade salad dressing that will make your 5-minute salads taste gourmet, this Apple Poppyseed Dressing is the perfect sweet and tangy salad dressing to make eating healthy taste like a treat!
Apple Cider Salad Dressing Recipe
One of the most frustrating things about trying to eat healthier is that most commercial salad dressings contain so much sugar, fat and unhealthy additives that they seem to negate all of the benefits of opting for a salad.
Personally, I still think that even with those issues, the benefits of increasing your vegetable intake is still a win. But if you’re ready to take your healthy eating goals to the next level, opting for a healthy salad dressing is definitely a great next step.
This apple poppyseed dressing is a personal favorite. It’s tangy, sweet and has that little bite of acidity to keep things interesting. It takes even your most basic salad combination and elevates it to a restaurant-quality salad that you’ll find yourself craving.
I personally love it on a simple spinach salad with some chopped fruit and veggies and maybe a bit of crunch from toasted nuts, seeds or croutons, but if you have a favorite salad combination, try it out on that.
If you salad will pair well with apples, chances are it will pair beautifully with this homemade vinaigrette.
This apple poppyseed dressing lasts for 2 weeks in the fridge, if kept in a sealed container like a mason jar or salad dressing bottle.
If you want to make this apple dressing a bit creamier, you can place it in a blender (preferably a small, smoothie-style blender) and blitz for a couple minutes until the dressing emulsifies and takes on a mayonnaise-like color.
More Easy Homemade Salad Dressings
- Honey Mustard Salad Dressing
- Green Goddess Salad Dressing
- Mango Jalapeño Salad Dressing from Kylee Cooks
- Orange Poppyseed Salad Dressing
- Pumpkin Salad Dressing
- Balsamic Vinaigrette from Barefeet in the Kitchen
- Lemon Olive Oil Dressing
- Jalapeno Ranch Salad Dressing
Check out our quick recipe video to see how easy it is to make our Apple Poppyseed Dressing recipe – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe card:
Apple Poppyseed Dressing Ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Vegetable Oil
- White Balsamic Vinegar, to taste
- Poppy Seeds
- Salt and Pepper, optional
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: if you’re unsure about using white balsamic vinegar, leave it out for now. The salad dressing will be sweeter and less tangy but will still taste great.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Smoothie-style Blender
- Mason Jar, to store salad dressing
How to Make Apple Poppyseed Salad Dressing
In a small bowl, combine the apple cider vinegar and oil.
Add the honey and white balsamic vinegar slowly, tasting as you go until you reach your desired blend.
Add the poppy seeds and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Store in an airtight mason jar in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Grab your free printable recipe card for our apple poppyseed dressing recipe:
- 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
- 2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar, to taste
- 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
- Salt and pepper, optional
- In a small bowl, combine the apple cider vinegar and oil.
- Add the honey and white balsamic vinegar slowly, tasting as you go until you reach your desired blend.
- Add the poppy seeds and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Store in an airtight mason jar in the fridge for up to two weeks.
If you want a creamier salad dressing, place all ingredients in a smoothie-style blender and blitz for 2 minutes until it achieves a white opaque color.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
I hope you love this easy apple salad dressing as much as I do! I’d love to hear what salad combinations you end up trying it on.
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