Poppy Seed Dressing

Marcia Kelly

Adapted from Heavenly Feasts (IUniverse, 1996)

This sweet, mustardy salad dressing is from JBF member Marcia M. Kelly's book Heavenly Feasts, a collection of recipes from monasteries and retreat centers she visited in the United States. Drizzle over a spinach salad topped with smoky, grilled chicken or toss with simple mixed greens.


  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion or shallot
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Combine all of the ingredients in a blender. Process on low speed for 30 seconds.

Cover and chill. Stir well before serving.


3 cups