This delicious creamy vegan poppy seed dressing contains just 20 calories, takes 2 minutes to make and contains only 5 ingredients.
What I love most about this vegan poppy seed dressing is how pretty it looks. It makes everything it comes into contact with pop beautifully.
I am a big fan of dressings that take just a few minutes to throw together, and this recipe is no exception. Ready in just 2 minutes, this dressing is something you can throw together as an afterthought after you’ve already served dinner.
This recipe only contains 5 ingredients and all ingredients can be substituted below.
This dressing contains only 20 calories which means it barely makes a dent in your calorie intake for the day. But it makes a big difference in the flavor of the meal.
If you’re a fan of creamy, sweetness, with some subtle texture and nuttiness, you’ll adore this dressing.
This dressing goes well with any salad, side salad, or raw vegetables, or summer vegetables that you serve with a meal. I love to serve it with my Vegan Chicken Shawarma, Easy Vegan Souvlaki, or my Vegan Gyro Recipe.
- Video Demonstration
- Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Ingredient Substitutions
- The Structure Of A Plant Based Plate
- How To Make This Recipe
- Frequently Asked Questions
- How To Store Leftovers
- Ways To Use This Recipe
- Vegan Vegetable Side Dishes
- More Tasty Vegan Sauce Recipes
- 🥬️🥭️ 7 Day Meal Plan
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- Creamy Vegan Poppy Seed Dressing
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- This recipe contains 20 calories per serving
- This easy recipe takes just 2 minutes of active preparation time and no cooking time, and contains only 5 ingredients.
- This recipe is made extra tasty by the addition of poppy seeds and maple syrup.
- I have simplified this recipe by limiting the number of ingredients and using everyday, simple ingredients such as vegan yogurt and lemon juice.
- This recipe and all recipes on my website are vegan, plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, lactose-free, free from refined sugar, vegetarian, and are based on whole foods.
- All of my recipes follow my own diet plan called the Plant Plate 400. In addition, my recipes also adhere to the following diets, the Mediterranean diet, the 1200 Calories a Day diet, Clean eating, the Macrobiotic diet, the Alkaline diet, the Ornish diet, the Daniel Fast, and the Starch Solution diet.
- Soya yogurt: Replace the soy yogurt with any plant yogurt of your choice.
- Lemon juice: Replace this with lime juice, orange juice or apple cider vinegar.
- Poppy Seeds: Replace these seeds with flaxseed, sesame seeds, or remove them completely.
- Sea salt: You can replace it with any salt of your choice or 1 tablespoon of tamari.
- Maple syrup: You can omit the syrup or replace it with any sweetener of your choice.
The Structure Of A Plant Based Plate
Each of the recipes I create fits into my Plant Plate System. This system incorporates 5 food groups into every meal.
The 5 food groups are 1) Plant Protein, 2), Leaves, Fruit, And Veg, 3) Aesthetic Additions, 4) Nutrient Packed Carbohydrates, and 5) Taste
This recipe adds flavor to any dish. It falls under the “Taste” category on the Plant Based Plate and is not a complete meal.
The diagram below helps you visually see how this element features on a Plant-Based Plate.
Here’s how this recipe is structured according to the Plant Plate System.
Adding each ingredient to the following categories helps you to easily see how to make substitutions. It also lets you know the exact reason why the ingredient is in the recipe.
- Soy Yogurt
Leaves, Fruit & Veg
- Poppy seeds
Nutrient Packed Carbohydrates
- Lemon juice
- Maple syrup
- Sea salt
How To Make This Recipe
Here is a brief summary of the steps needed to make the recipe. See the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the full detailed instructions.
- Mix all of the ingredients together and serve.
Frequently Asked Questions
How To Store Leftovers
This recipe keeps for up to 4 days in the fridge in an airtight container. It also freezes well for up to 3 months. Defrost it before using it.
Ways To Use This Recipe
Here are some of my favorite ways to use this recipe:
- Serve it drizzled over my Vegan Chicken Shawarma
- Serve it as a dipping sauce with my Easy Vegan Souvlaki
- Drizzle it over my Vegan Gyro Recipe
- Serve it with some raw veggies such as carrot batons, cucumber sticks, or cherry or grape tomatoes.
Vegan Vegetable Side Dishes
Here are some vegetable side dishes that go very nicely with this recipe which are all under 100 calories per serving.
For more options, see all of my best gluten-free vegan vegetable side dishes.
More Tasty Vegan Sauce Recipes
If you’re looking for some easy, vegan sauces, that are all under 50 calories per serving, check out some of my other recipes:
- No Cook Marinara Sauce (this makes a great salsa or tomato sauce dip)
- Quick Gluten Free Vegan Gravy Recipe
- Vegan Ranch Dip Recipe
- Creamy Edamame Guacamole
For more options, see all of my best gluten-free vegan dips recipes.
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Creamy Vegan Poppy Seed Dressing
- Mixing Bowl
- ½ Cup Plain Vegan Soy Yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
- 1 Tablespoon Poppy Seeds
- ½ Teaspoon Sea Salt
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
Now it’s your turn to make magic with food.