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Poppyseed Dressing

Updated: May 29

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Elevate your salads and add a burst of flavor with our homemade Poppyseed Dressing – a delightful creation that's not only dairy and gluten-free but also crafted with sensitivity in mind. Perfect for those following an IC diet, this dressing promises to bring a touch of sweetness and tanginess to your meals without any worry of discomfort.

Imagine the harmonious blend of pear juice and olive oil, enhanced with just the right amount of sweetness from honey and a hint of garlic powder for depth of flavor. Thickened with cornstarch to achieve the perfect consistency, this dressing is a testament to simplicity and taste.

But the real star of the show? The addition of poppy seeds, adding a delightful crunch and a burst of nutty flavor to every bite. Whether drizzled over a crisp garden salad or used as a dressing for fresh fruit, our Poppyseed Dressing is sure to elevate your culinary creations to new heights.

So go ahead, whip up a batch of this delicious dressing, chill it for an hour to let the flavors meld, and indulge in the goodness of homemade goodness without any worries. With our IC-friendly Poppyseed Dressing, you can enjoy the simple pleasures of wholesome eating, one delectable salad at a time.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Makes: 1 cup (8 servings)

Dairy and Gluten Free


  • 1⁄2 cup pear juice

  • 1⁄2 cup olive oil

  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch (to thicken)

  • 1⁄4 tsp garlic powder

  • 1⁄2 tsp salt

  • 2 Tbsp honey

  • 2 tsp poppy seeds


Blend all ingredients, except the poppyseeds, in a food processor or blender. Transfer mixture to a glass jar and stir in the poppyseeds

Chill about an hour before serving. Store in the refrigerator for about a week.


Delicious with salads and fruit!

Find more recipes like this in my Summer Eats E-Cookbook!

About the Author

Callie Krajcir, MS, RD is a Registered Dietitian specializing in bladder health. Here passion is interstitial cystitis as she has lived with IC her entire life, but she also enjoys helping people with conditions like overactive bladder, chronic UTI’s, and incontinence. She is the founder of Callie K Nutrition, the IC You podcast, and social media accounts (@callieknutrition) that has helped hundreds of people with bladder pain, frequency, and urgency get relief from their symptoms through diet and lifestyle changes. Callie currently serves on the Medical Advisory Council for the Interstitial Cystitis Association. Learn more about Callie and Callie K Nutrition.

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