Lemon Poppyseed Dressing with Sliced Cucumbers

Lemon poppyseed dressing in a small mason jar with whisk and lemons and cucumbers in background
Photo: Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RD, CLT

Sure, it may be officially spring, but I know there’s many of you still curled up under a blanket, waiting for the storm to pass and the snow to melt!

I’m sorry, I won’t even share with you the weather I’m looking at in San Diego right now!

But, I will share with you a little taste of spring that I whipped up in the Shaw kitchen last week.

This Lemon Poppyseed Dressing was born like many things are in my house — I bought an ingredient with an intention to make one thing, craving changed, and I was left to create something else.

Also, I’m all about going further with food and decreasing food waste! So, since I had a cucumber that was getting past its prime, I knew a quick fix recipe was in order.

Hello gorgeous lemon poppyseed dressing to the rescue!

Thrown together with a lot of love, a little oil, fresh lemon juice, poppyseed and a touch of sweetener, this magical dressing provided the perfect complement to the cool, crisp cucumbers. Lemon Poppyseed Dressing with Sliced Cucumbers -

But, by all means, don’t just stop there. You can use this as a dressing for really any salad, but also I highly recommend thinking outside the box, too!

Drizzle a little on top of your chicken sandwich, portobello mushroom tacos or heck, even some grilled veggies.

The possibilities are endless.

Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Serves 4


  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon stevia (or sugar of choice)
  • 1 teaspoon poppyseeds
  • Dash kosher salt/black pepper
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced


  1. In a mason jar (or blender), add ingredients and shake vigorously for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Pour 2 tablespoons over top of sliced cucumbers and enjoy!
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Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RDN, CLT, is a nutrition communications consultant, fertility specialist and author based in San Diego. You can find her at ShawSimpleSwaps.com or BumpstoBaby.com. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.