Lemon-Poppy Seed Dip with Fresh Strawberries

May 5, 2013
The fabulous flavor of fresh lemon juice & zest in this refreshing, easy to make Lemon-Poppy Seed Dip pairs just beautifully with the sweetness of ripe, juicy fresh strawberries.

Lemon-Poppy Seed Dip with Fresh Strawberries Image
It's almost strawberry season in my neck of the woods!  And I.  Can't.  Wait.

I absolutely love fresh-from-the-field strawberries, eating most of them "straight-up."  Just a quick little rinse ... and then a big ol' bite into the sweet, juicy goodness.  Yes, it's my favorite way to enjoy strawberries, for sure.

With just a quick mix of 5 simple ingredients, this refreshing dip comes together in a flash.

But sometimes I do want to jazz my strawberries up just a bit.  Like, with a really simple, flavorful dip.  And this easy little Lemon-Poppy Seed Dip sure fits that bill!

I found this recipe in our local herb society's cookbook, and I just couldn't resist trying it out.  I mean, the flavor combination of the classic lemon and poppy seed bread in a fun dip form?  Yes, I had to try it, for sure.

With just a quick mix of 5 simple ingredients ... sour cream, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, and poppy seeds ... this refreshing dip comes together in a flash.  Then just chill, and dip.  Sweet.

Easy Lemon-Poppy Seed Dip Image

The zing of the fresh lemon with the sweetness of fresh strawberries is a fabulous pairing!

We did try this dip with other fruits for dipping, and simply didn't like it as well.  We suggest strawberries as the dippers of choice.

Enjoy this tasty dip as a great snack, or as a simply wonderful simple nibble for entertaining.  Garnish a bowl with lemon zest curls, and serve alongside a platter of bright red fresh strawberries for a beautiful presentation.

It's a pretty little dip, isn't it?

Lemon-Poppy Seed Dip Topped with Lemon Zest Image
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Lemon-Poppy Seed Dip with Fresh Strawberries
Source:  Adapted from Thyme to Cook, compiled by the Rosemary-n-Thyme Herb Society of Gastonia, NC
(Printable recipe)
  • 2/3 c. sour cream
  • 4 tsp. honey
  • 1 T. fresh lemon juice (approximately 1 lemon)
  • 1/2 T. poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • fresh strawberries for dipping
  1. Combine sour cream, honey, fresh lemon juice, poppy seeds, and lemon juice in a small mixing bowl. Stir to blend thoroughly. Chill for about 1 hour before serving.
  2. Serve with fresh strawberries.

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This post is linked with Weekend PotluckMeal Plan Monday.


  1. Sounds delightful and something I am going to love as I like poppy seed salad dressing.

  2. This looks so delicious & summery, Tracey! I pinned it so I don't forget to make it when we have fresh strawberries :)

    Stopping by from Marvelous Mondays. Have a wonderful week :)

  3. Beautiful pictures. Love lemon/poppy seed combo. Thanks for the great idea.
    We're having a party at Tumbleweed Contessa - What'd You Do This Weekend? I'd love it if you could bring this over. http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/

    Have a wonderful week,

    1. Thank you for your kind words about my pictures, Linda. I truly appreciate it! If you're a fan of lemon/poppy seed, I think you'll love this dip. Enjoy!

  4. This sounds so delicious and perfect for spring! Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

  5. What a delicious dip. It sounds so refreshing and the poppy seeds really make it special. Pinning.

  6. Pinned! This looks perfect for a refreshing snack of strawberries. I wonder if graham crackers or ginger snap cookies would go nice with this dip?
    Consider yourself hugged,

  7. This sounds fabulous! I am pinning it for later!

  8. I've got a whole mass of poppy seeds that I've been trying to come up with uses for! I think this is a great idea & sounds delicious! I've pinned it to my Sauces & Dips & Syrups & Seasonings board :) I folowed you from the Cast Party Wednesday link party by the way. I also run a Tasty Tuesdays link party on my blog & I'd love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here's the link: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/Tasty-Tuesdays-Link-Party-9.html

  9. Looks beautiful and delicious! I love lemon poppyseed muffins, I bet this has a similar flavor, and sounds like it would be yummy with strawberries. Visiting from the Pinterest Power Party and pinning :-)

  10. Yum!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.

    Hugs, Cathy

  11. I am a huge fan of lemon/poppyseed combo and this sounds delightful. Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. Please come back soon and bring another one (or 3) of your delectable dishes.

  12. I don't think it gets any better than Lemon/poppyseed in anything! What a fun idea.. Thank you for coming to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell last week.. stop on by and share again today! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com I hope you have wonderful weekend! xoxo~ Ruthie

  13. I'm quite intrigued by this dip Tracey and look forward to trying it out.
    Thank you for sharing it at Shabby Art Boutique this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your lemon poppy seed dip at tonight's party and pinning too.


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