Honey Recipes

Raw Honey Poppy Seed Dressing

Written by Cricket

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This fabulous raw honey recipe is utterly delicious when drizzled over a spring mix with fruit and tangy cheese like chèvre or a strong blue. Add some toasted almonds or pecans and it’s utterly divine.

Using local raw honey rather than sugar turns this into a nutritional pleasure. Learn all about the benefits of local raw honey HERE. Each ingredient in this dressing has qualities that enhance our health. All food we eat should add to our life. The fun thing about dressing is that you can put it on lots of other healthy, yummy things.

Raw Honey Poppy Seed Dressing Ingredients

This is a very simple dressing that allows you to use the best organic and local ingredients you can find. If you find a great source for organic onions, or you grow them yourself, be sure to dehydrate them in bulk so that you can grind them into your own healthy onion powder or onion flakes. Grow Poppies and collect the seeds yourself. It’s all part of being connected to your place, and it’s fun for your soul.

Poppy Seeds, raw honey, mustard powder, salt, onion powder, sunflower oil, and apple cider vinegar
Hint: measure your oil first, and use the same cup for honey. It comes out super easy.


Making poppy seed dressing couldn’t be easier. Simply add all the ingredients, except for the oil, to a blender. While they are blending, slowly pour the oil in a steady stream. Turn off the blender as soon as the oil is in. This is how you create an emulsion. It won’t work if you just add it all together at once. If you have ever made mayonnaise, you’ve used this method.

If you don’t want an emulsified dressing, and like to use a shaker jar, then just put it all together at once and shake before each use. It still tastes delicious, but has a different look and mouth feel.

You can easily double or triple this recipe to make more. Just use your math skills and rejoice in knowing how to add fractions! Make life fun

poppy seed dressing on peach and arugula salad

Raw Honey Poppy Seed Dressing

This nutritious dressing, made with local raw honey, is the perfect match for when you want to add summer fruit to your greens. Raw honey helps with digestions and boosts your immunity as well. Makes one cup of dressing.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Salad


  • 1/2 cup Sunflower oil any oil works
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar any vinegar works
  • 1/4 cup Raw Honey local is best
  • 1 tsp Ground Dry Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt use sea salt or Himalayan
  • 1 tsp Poppy Seeds


  • Put all the ingredients except oil in a blender and blend
  • As mixture is blending, slowly add oil to emulsify
  • Taste and adjust seasoning


This food is like medicine if you choose your ingredients wisely. Consider the benefits of each item as you add it. What does it add to your body? Good salt adds minerals, Apple Cider Vinegar has probiotics, Raw Honey boosts your immune system, digestive system, and more. Mustard and Onion Powder each have immune-boosting properties as well. Look up what you are putting in your body and you’ll be amazed at how good this is!
Keyword apple cider vinegar, dressing, healthy, honey, salad

Local Raw Honey is the ultimate bioregional food. Its made locally by local bees from local plant sources. Enjoy eating your flowers. For another local raw honey recipe, click HERE.

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Welcome to my blog! I’m Cricket (yes, my parents named me that!) and I’m a natural homesteader. Growing up in rural Idaho with a garden, a horse, and lots of canned food, I like to bring those sensibilities to my suburban home in Phoenix, Arizona. Add a little dose of cottage garden flavor and permaculture tendencies, and you’ll see why GardenVariety.Life is a reflection of everything I do.

I truly enjoy sharing the skills that promote a meaningful and practical connection to our gardens and environment. Because so many residents of the metro phoenix area are transplants, I find that the area’s unique desert climate is often misunderstood and underestimated in terms of what is possible. That’s where the fun begins. Arizona is a burgeoning permaculture haven with homesteading written all over it, and there is nothing I enjoy more than encouraging others to jump in and give it a try.