Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

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Happy March! While many of us focus on spring cleaning this month, did you know that it is also National Nutrition Month?! National Nutrition Month is all about working on ways to incorporate more healthy foods, mindful eating and trying new recipes! We are excited to kick off the month with this Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing!

Have you ever read the salad dressing labels at the grocery store? Many of them are filled with unnecessary ingredients like added sugar, preservatives, and flavorings, just to name a new. Making your dressing at home is an easy way to keep your salad healthy, delicious and know exactly what you’re eating. This recipe is made with just a few ingredients and will hold up in your fridge for a few days!

White bowl of salad with glass jar of poppyseed dressing and slices of lemon.

Health Benefits of Pink Lemons

Heart Health

Some research studies have shown that the phytonutrients found in lemons may help lower cholesterol levels. These antioxidants properties may also help lower inflammation, which can correlate with chronic diseases such as heart disease.

Immune Health 

Did you know that lemons contain vitamin C? Vitamin C is important for severity and duration of sickness, such as the common cold. Along with supporting your immune system during sickness, vitamin C is also important for the healing process during stress and infection.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Print Recipe


  • 4 Limoneira pink lemons 1/2 cup juiced
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds


  • Juice your lemons to equal ½ cup.
  • In a small blender or jar, add all the ingredients besides the poppy seeds.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Add the poppy seeds and give a few quick pulses to combine.
  • Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge and use within a few days.
  • Enjoy!
Author: Healthy Grocery Girl

Glass jar of lemon poppy seed dressing.

If you love this recipe, see below for more delicious dressing recipes! As always all Healthy Grocery Girl recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free and predominantly plant-based.

Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing

This video was created for the Limoneira YouTube Channel! Megan Roosevelt, RDN is the Spokesperson for Limoneira. To see all our tips & videos makes sure to visit & subscribe to the Limoneira YouTube Channel! 

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