i should be mopping the floor: Skinny Poppyseed Dressing

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Skinny Poppyseed Dressing

This Skinny Poppyseed Dressing is an unexpected flavor to pair with fruit...
but it tastes amazing!

This super simple recipe is the perfect way to lighten up the traditional Poppyseed Dressing. Recipe below>>>

I need to stop for a moment and tell you how much I love Poppyseed Dressing. Unfortunately, the feeling is not mutual. It doesn't love me back. It makes me gain weight by the truckload. {There's a part of me buried deep down that thinks I should kick this dieting gig to the curb and just be fat and happy. But, that's for a different blog post entirely. Ahem.}

I've made a Chicken Poppyseed Fruit Salad for eons with the regular bottled Poppyseed Dressing. On many occasions, I quite possibly ate more dressing than fruit. Possibly. 

I finally sat down and tinkered with a few Poppyseed Dressing recipes to come up with a lightened version that works well for me. When I plugged it into my Weight Watchers Recipe Builder, I can have 1/4 a cup for three points. I know, I know, that's a lot of dressing. If you're more sensible than me, you can have two tablespoons for one point. But, since the points of the salad I use this on are made up of only the chicken {I use all zero-point fruits}, I can eat a pretty large salad. So 1/4 cup it is. This is a no-judgement zone.

Skinny Poppyseed Dressing

- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup light, unsweetened coconut milk {in the dairy case}
- 3 tablespoons sugar {I've been trying to back away from the artificial sweeteners and the sugar doesn't add too many additional points here}.
- 4 teaspoons cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Whisk all of your ingredients together and refrigerate overnight. Perfect on my Chicken Poppyseed Fruit Salad that you can find here

Neglect your chores like me and don't miss a thing:


  1. Sounds delicious, Kristi! And I am ALL about the dressing so 1/4 cup sounds about right to me! :) Pinned!

  2. yay! Since having gastric bypass last year, I have been looking for skinnier ways to have the things I love and this one is it! Can't wait to try it out!

  3. This salad looks great! Going on our menu for next week. Pinned!

  4. I love poppy seed dressing! I'm excited to try this to make it a little less fattening. Thanks for the recipe :) Also that poppy seed chicken fruit salad looks super yummy too!

  5. This looks so good. I'm definitely going to add it to my summer salad rotation!

  6. I love, love homemade salad dressings. Your recipe is a winner! Can't wait to give it a taste.:)

    P.S. I saw your link on the SITS Girls linkup.