Using shallots and red wine vinegar gives this dressing a lovely light pink color. Onions in a dressing can be quite overpowering, but when paired with sweet berries in the salad, everything balances perfectly together.



Pink Poppy Seed Dressing

Marla Hingley
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 8


  • 3 shallots or ¼ small red onion frozen & thawed
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp mustard powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp oil
  • 1/8 tsp celery seed
  • ½ tsp poppy seeds


  • Add shallots, sugar, vinegar, mustard and salt to a blender and process until smooth.
  • With the machine running slowly drizzle in the oil until emulsified.
  • Stir in remaining seeds.


Makes about 1/2 cup
-Freezing the onion does two things: greatly reduces its strong raw flavor and allows it to be pureed completely smooth.
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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    What a great tip about the onions! I am going to make a batch of this tonight for the beautiful salad I made up this morning.

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