Manuka Honey dressing

Anti inflammatory golden dressing

I love a good basic honey mustard dressing, but I especially like the Manuka Honey dressing one because of its anti-inflammatory properties. I always like to make a big batch of this dressing, since it is truly a dressing for each day and for each season. I love it on my green salads, fresh in summer, comforting in winter.

To prepare this dressing, I like to use Manuka honey. I always make sure to find a Manuka honey of good quality. For this recipe, I use my favorite from Activist.

Activist Raw Mānuka Honey is a wonderful product. It is wildcrafted in Aotearoa, New Zealand, by bees that pollinate the native Manuka Bush over a short period of time during spring and summer. Mānuka Honey contains a much higher level of enzymes and antibacterial properties than found in any other honey, I have made it a fixed value in my kitchen, but I also use it on my skin as a face mask or as a daily cleanser. I might dedicate a later article about the healing properties of Mānuka honey on the skin, so definitely to be continued.

In addition, I also use turmeric and ginger to prepare the dressing. Turmeric works as an incredible anti-inflammatory agent for our bodies. Ginger on the other hand is great for digestion and calms the tummy. They are both anti-oxidants and should be an essential component of our nutrition. Certainly not to miss in this recipe is freshly squeezed lemon juice full of vitamin C, to boost our immune system. Lemon gives a beautiful acidity and provides this dressing with the perfect balance. Don’t forget to add black pepper, it boosts the absorption of the turmeric.

This is a simple recipe. Feel free to play and experiment with it. It would also be great with tahini as a base, making it a bit creamier and super tasty.

Manuka Honey Dressing

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tsp Mānuka honey
  • 1/2 tsp of lemon juice or more to taste
  • 2 tsp Fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper 
  • Olive oil
Combine all these ingredients except the olive oil, salt and pepper, in a small bowl. Make sure everything is well mixed and add the olive oil while stirring until you reach a thicker consistency. I use about two tbsp olive oil, or more to taste. Season with salt and pepper and you're done. Enjoy!

Bon Appetit

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