Poppy Seed Recipes
Grapefruit Cornmeal Cake
This lovely cake is perfumed with grapefruit and topped with a pretty poppy-seed glaze. If there are leftovers, serve wedges for breakfast.
Creamy Carrot Soup with Scallions and Poppy Seeds
Marcia Kiesel's luxuriously creamy soups are the perfect starters for Thanksgiving dinner because they can be made in advance, then reheated and garnished just before serving. Other ideas are Creamy Parsnip Soup with Prosciutto and Creamy Broccoli Soup with Croutons.
Almond-Poppy Seed Granola
Instead of adding dried fruit to her crunchy granola, Belinda Leong creates chewy-sticky clusters of oats, nuts and poppy seeds. She serves the granola with her Greek yogurt panna cotta, but it's also fabulous with plain yogurt or as a snack by itself.
Poppy Seed Cake
Lauren Chattman brings out the taste of the poppy seeds in this cake by soaking them in hot water. She lightly crushes the seeds in a blender before mixing them into the batter. (Recipe adapted from Cake Keeper Cakes.)
Poppy Seed Crêpes with Tangy Lemon Curd and Ricotta
Tangy lemon curd is spooned over these warm ricotta filled and poppy seed studded crepes. They are light, colorful, and perfect for an Easter brunch and buffet.
Lime-Scented Poppy-Seed Rice Pudding with Mango
For centuries, farmers have been growing rice in Senegal, on the western coast of Africa, where it's a staple food. Here, Marcus Samuelsson uses it to create an utterly luxurious pudding, brightening the creamy flavor with grated lime zest, vanilla and cubes of fresh mango.
Lemon-Curd Cakes with Poppy Seeds
"The lemon-poppy seed combo is classic," says Vinny Dotolo. "When I was a kid, I ate lemon-poppy seed muffins for breakfast and with ice cream for dessert." Now he turns the pairing into lovely cakes: They have a tender cakey layer on the bottom, a luscious curd-like layer on top and poppy-seed creme fraiche to finish the whole thing off.
Lemon-Poppy Seed Cake
This tender lemon cake was inspired by one favored by Manhattan socialites of the '70s.
Poppy Seed Naan
This poppy seed naan puffs perfectly on the stovetop in a cast-iron skillet.
Citrus-Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Bobby Flay combines lime, orange and grapefruit juices for a dressing that's great on greens or fruit, especially honeydew.
Lemon-Poppy Seed Buttermilk Pancakes
One editor said these light but chewy pancakes should be called "awesomecakes (that just happen to be gluten-free)." The poppy seeds add an appealing crunch.
Salmon-and-Citrus Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
Tangy grapefruit and creamy avocado are the perfect matches for rich salmon.