Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing {dairy-free}

This Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing has been in my rotation for quite some time and is a kid-favorite around here. It’s loaded with healthy fats and is especially great for anyone on a Ketogenic diet.

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I love Salads

Me and salads, we’re best friends. I have at least one salad a day, sometimes two, because I love them so much. I love that you can pretty much throw anything into a bowl with some greens and {voila!} a complete meal.

Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing {dairy-free; low-carb option}

Proper Keto Salad Dressing

I do have a few structured salads, like my House, Cobb, and Chicken Bacon Salads, but I often just throw together whatever I happen to have in the fridge/pantry (usually hard boiled eggs, almonds, crumbled cheese, and bell peppers) and drizzle on some oil and vinegar.

But sometimes I like to make a proper salad. And a proper salad needs a proper dressing. This Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing has been in my rotation for quite some time and is a kid-favorite around here.

Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing {dairy-free; low-carb option}

The adorable little seeds, combined with the creamy base and the hint of sweetness really takes a salad from “meh” to “wow!“.

Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing {dairy-free; low-carb option}

Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing {dairy-free}

Yield: 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup Paleo Lime Mayo
  • 1/4 cup Avocado Oil
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp Honey, or 1/4 tsp Stevia Glycerite (for low-carb option)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1/8 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Poppy Seeds


  1. Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and whisk until combined and smooth. Transfer to a glass sauce bottle and store in the fridge for up 2-3 weeks.
  2. May need to shake before each use, since the poppy seeds tend to settle to the bottom.

Serving Suggestion

  1. This dressing is delicious on our Chicken Bacon Salad.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 Tbsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 113mgCarbohydrates: 3gSugar: 3g
This Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing has just a hint of sweetness to match the tart vinegar flavor and is actually dairy-free! Perfect for any and all salads.

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