Growing greens like spinach, chard, kale, lettuce, and mustard greens is relatively easy. Incorporating large amounts of greens into your diet can be a bit challenging unless you have a few secrets up your sleeve.
This version of poppy seed dressing has a delicious twist. The secret ingredient is the chive blossoms.
Spring Garden Treasures
Chives are blossoming in the garden about the same time that you have an abundance of greens in the spring and early summer. The ideal time to harvest chive flowers is when they are full and bright. It’s like nature put them there intentionally to work their magic on the greens and encourage us to eat more to rebuild our immune systems after a long winter.
I promise you. This dressing is absolutely irresistible. I frequently take a salad packed with spinach or greens to a potluck. Anyone who is brave enough to try a salad with this dressing always comes back raving and begging for the recipe.
Shelf Stable Salad Dressing Ingredients
Don’t settle for nasty bottled dressings. This dressing uses shelf-stable ingredients from your pantry, along with the magic of chive blossoms. It is possible to substitute fresh sliced green onions or chives if you don’t have chive blossoms.
If you find that you are living on your shelf-stable stored foods you can substitute dried chive blossom petals, dried green onions, dried chives, or even just plain dried onions. It definitely will be missing the delicate flavor of the chive blossoms but it will still be yummy.
A well-stocked pantry can ensure that you always have the basic ingredients to make delicious meals. To learn more about how to create a 90 day supply of shelf-stable foods visit our post, 3 Months Supply of Food: Amazing Peace of Mind.
Growing a garden in your backyard that can provide fresh ingredients is easier than you might think. You can learn more about how to grow your garden at Best Strategies for Growing a Reliable Survival Garden.
Thanks for being part of the solution!Jonathan and Kylene Jones
- 3/4 cup rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup avocado oil
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 3/4 cup honey
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp poppy seeds
- 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
- 1/3 cup chive blossom petals
- Place all ingredients in a quart canning jar and mix well with an immersion blender.
- Refrigerate until cold to allow flavors to blend.
- This dressing just might become a staple in your pantry and help your family enjoy more salads. The options are only limited by your level of bravery and creativity. Try using all kinds of greens including spinach, arugula, Swiss chard, kale, mustard greens, lettuce … any variety that makes you happy. Fruits might include blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, honeyberries, apples, and craisins just to get started. Add other veggies like peppers, cucumbers, shredded carrots, and don't forget mushrooms. Proteins can include chicken, cheeses, bacon, and even black beans. Enjoy!