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Prep Time:
15 Minutes

Creamy Onion Poppyseed Dressing

Perfect On Spinach Salad

Posted on by Andrea Alden
Creamy Onion Poppyseed Dressing
Serves 4
Prep Time:
I prepared Creamy Onion Poppyseed Dressing to go with my Lamb Sliders for Mother's Day luncheon and it paired perfectly. Lamb has an earthy flavor that needs to be lightened up with colorful and bright flavors meaning a fresh salad is perfect, and Creamy Onion Poppyseed Dressing sticks to that salad's bones when you use it.  It's thick, and has all the makings of a perfect dressing. The tang, the sweet and onions. 

Serve with Lamb Sliders
Serve with Lamb Sliders
Make it fancy with nuts and cranberries
Make it fancy with nuts and cranberries

Creamy Onion Poppyseed Dressing

Serves: 4       Total Time: 15 Minutes


  • 2 tbsp. onion, minced or grated
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. sour cream
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • >1/3 cup sugar 
  • 1 tsp. lemon pepper
  • 1 tbsp. poppyseeds
  • salt and pepper to taste


Step 1
Grate or mince about half of a small onion.
Step 2
Whisk together the cider vinegar, and olive oil to form an emulsion, then add the sour cream, onion, lemon pepper, and poppy seeds.
Step 3
Add sugar one or two tablespoons at a time until you are happy with the flavor, add salt and pepper to taste.
Step 4
Serve over a fresh salad. I prefer a spinach and arugula salad with pecans and cranberries.
Creamy Onion Poppyseed Dressing dressing also makes an excellent marinade and stir fry sauce if you're out of ideas for what to make. Just remember that this recipe is best when made fresh and used within a day or two. 

Happy Grilling!

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