Lemon Poppyseed Vinaigrette

Happy Monday! We hope you had a fabulous Easter weekend! Today I want to share a recipe that has changed my life! I got the recipe from my step-mom and have adjusted it slightly. Not only do my kids happily eat salad every night, but my son Davis calls this salad dessert! I eat it for lunch almost every single day.

lemon poppyseed vinaigrette

The dressing is amazing! It does call for a lemon olive oil which can be a little harder to find, but it is definitely worth looking for. I order ours from Oliver’s in San Clemente. If you get on their mailing list they offer free shipping every quarter. I highly recommend their aged balsamic vinegar too. It’s so good – I could drink it straight!

Here is the recipe for the dressing:


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Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Prep Time5 mins
Author: Lisa Henderson


  • 2/3 cup lemon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 onion
  • 3 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
  • water


  • Add all ingredients except poppy seeds to blender with about 1 Tbsp water. Blend well. Add more water until it reaches your desired consistency. I usually add about 1/4-1/3 cup of water. Add dressing to container, add poppy seeds, mix well. Serve over salad.
  • Keep dressing refrigerated for up to a month.
I usually do a mixture of spinach and lettuce. Then I top with berries, nuts, green onions, grapes, chicken, avocado, and anything else I can think of! I use both almonds and pecans for nuts and both taste wonderful!


Have a great Monday!


Previous author of Over the Big Moon. I shared my passion for home and family life! I love graphic design, DIY projects, cooking, and working in my garden! My favorite role is taking care of my husband and our 3 amazing and busy boys!

Comments (5)

  • Marci Butterfield

    Yummy.. I will have to try the Lemon olive oil! Have you been to the “Red Stone” Olive oil store? They are located in the strip mall in St. George and have tons of yummy flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Its def. worth checking out for all the locals. It is also a good way to test what flavors you like as well because they let you sample them all. 🙂

    • I had no idea it was there! I will definitely be checking it out because
      sometimes I have a month where I am out and really need a refill!
      Thanks Marci!

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