I just thought I’d share a homemade salad dressing recipe. Honey Poppy Seed Dressing!
Whenever you use fresh ingredients and make your own dressings you are sure to get the healthiest product because you know exactly what is in it and how it was made.
There are many benefits from the use of fresh ingredients. For example, with poppy seeds just 1 teaspoon provides measurable amounts of calcium, iron and zinc. One teaspoon of poppy seeds has 4 percent of the recommended daily intake of both calcium and phosphorus, which combine to form the mineral used to build bones.
Adults need a regular supply of both to maintain bones and prevent the development of osteoporosis because the body never stops replacing old or injured bone with new bone. If you don’t get enough calcium, the body pulls it out of bones because calcium is also needed for other vital functions such as stimulating nerve impulses and making muscles contract, including heart muscles. Phosphorus has other jobs outside the bones too. Phosphorus must be available for the production of energy and the formation of DNA.
Do you see how important it is to have fresh ingredients and know the benefits? With this knowledge, you can add life to your body on purpose.
Well, now that you have another great salad dressing recipe to add to your collection; enjoy building beautiful palate-pleasing salads! Use your imagination and create various salad combinations to inspire you to a greater health and satisfying lifestyle. Enjoy! ~Miranda
- 1 cup raw unfiltered honey
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
- 3 teaspoons raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon grated red onion (optional)
- 1 cup cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
- Sea Salt to taste
- Place all ingredients in a blender except oil and blend to mix.
- With blender running, gradually add the oil until the mixture thickens.
- Store unused portions in a covered jar.