Creamy poppy seed fruit salad dressing in a small weck jar.

Creamy Poppy Seed Fruit Salad Dressing

This Creamy Poppy Seed Fruit Salad Dressing is the single best thing you'll be putting on your fruit salad. Careful - you might just want to eat it by the spoonful, that's how crazy delicious this is!
Course Dressing
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cooling time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 78kcal
Author Nora Rusev


  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 teaspoons poppy seeds


  • Mix the syrup: Whisk together the orange juice, vanilla extract, honey and cornstarch in a small saucepan until smooth and there are no more dry patches of cornstarch.
  • Cook the syrup: Keep whisking and bring to a boil. Simmer for 1-2 minutes or until thickened to a medium syrup consistency, whisking constantly to avoid any lumps.
  • Cool the syrup: Take the syrup off the heat. For a shorter cooling time, pour it into a bowl. Cool to room temperature, whisk every so often to avoid a skin from forming.
  • Finish the dressing: Whisk the Greek yogurt and poppy seeds into the cooled syrup. Chill in the fridge until ready to use.


I suggest not using this on fresh kiwi, pineapple or papaya (canned is fine!). The enzymes in the fresh fruit will break up the yogurt and turn it bitter and metallic.


Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 82mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 20.7mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.2mg