Salad dressings


Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

This is a light summer dressing for any vegetable salad, or you can use it as a dip for raw summer vegetables.


  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup fat-free half-and-half or low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons artificial sweetener such as Splenda® (or increase the sugar to 4 tablespoons and leave out the artificial sweetener)
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped lemon peel

1. Add light mayonnaise, fat-free sour cream, fat-free half-and-half, sugar and artificial sweetener, vinegar, poppy seeds, and lemon peel to a small bowl and whisk together until smooth.
2. Cover and keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.

One cup (8 servings)

Nutritional Information:
Per 2-tablespoon serving: 55 calories, 1.5 g protein, 6.3 g carbohydrate, 3 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 0.3 mg cholesterol, 0.1 g fiber, 70 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 47%.

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Last Editorial Review: 2/14/2006