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poppy seed dressing

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I am moving. Again.

I know. Seriously?

It’s been eight months, so we’re about due. But, this move is more permanent than any hithertofore. Why, you ask? Oh, just because Michael is GRADUATING FROM COLLEGE AND WE GOT A GROWN-UP JOB!

That’s right, folks, Michael and I will be moving to The Hottest Place on Earth in T-minus three weeks. And I can hardly believe it.

Thankfully, we get to have movers come (courtesy of Michael’s new employer), but I’m in sort of a panic over all that I need to do between now and then. We are getting some real furniture (no more folding card table from Target!), so our pre-moving frenzy will be punctuated by IKEA trips and Bed Bath and Beyond runs.

In all the chaos, it’s nice to keep your meals simple. We’ve been enjoying salads to bring some spring into our lives. This dressing goes particularly well with baby spinach and/or spring mix, sliced strawberries, and candied almonds, but you could certainly pair it with whatever you like.

Here’s to grown-up jobs!

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Poppy Seed Dressing

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  • 1/3c cider vinegar
  • 1/2c + 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 34Tbsp finely grated red onion
  • 1/2c sugar
  • 1tsp dry mustard powder
  • 1 1/2tsp salt
  • 1 1/2tsp poppy seeds


  1. Combine all ingredients in a lidded jar and shake until well combined. (You can also use a blender or food processor if you don’t want to use a jar.)
  2. Taste and adjust seasoning by adding more vinegar, oil, or sugar. Store in the refrigerator.


Will keep up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.



  1. yay for the new job.

    And congrats on having professional movers. 🙂 Just remember to take anything super valuable or irreplaceable in your car with you because things can get stolen. Not to make you paranoid…just a little life experience talking…

  2. This is the best poppy seed dressing ever! Way better than bottled and even better than the poppy seed dressing our local restaurant sells for $7 a bottle.

    Congrats on the new job! I'm happy for both of you and sad for us. Please visit often!

  3. Congratulations! Hope you have a safe and smooth move.

    I love homemade salad dressing. The poppy seeds look so pretty. 😀

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