Learn how to make a delicious, CBD-rich Honey & Lemon Salad Dressing with fresh lemons, hemp honey, thyme, and olive oil to pair with your favorite spring or summer salad.
For thousands of years, honey has been used in a variety of ways – from treating sickness to exfoliating the body to naturally sweetening our food. Recently, another all-natural ingredient–full-spectrum hemp extract–has been getting a lot of well-deserved attention for its life-enhancing properties. Combine the two elements and you get hemp honey– a sweet, nutrient-packed addition to your everyday life – minus the chemicals and side effects that come with processed products.
With summer right around the corner, this simple (but delicious) Hemp Honey & Lemon Salad Dressing is the perfect pairing for any fresh, summertime salad. The lemon juice and lemon zest pack a zesty punch, while the hemp honey adds that natural sweetness.
Making a healthy salad dressing from home couldn’t be any easier. All you need to do is combine your ingredients, shake, and you’re ready to go! Mason Jars are great to have on hand for these types of dressings. They are dishwasher-safe, easy to clean and form an airtight seal.
Let us know in the comments below – what is your go-to salad in the summertime?
What is Hemp Honey?
High-quality hemp honey is made with a CBD-rich, full-spectrum hemp extract. The CBD-rich extract used to make the hemp honey leaves a slightly earthy flavor. A well-incorporated hemp honey recipe is a great way to incorporate CBD into your routine and can be a great asset to any active lifestyle.
Rich in carbohydrates and a great source of natural energy, honey provides that sustained energy you just don’t get from processed sugars. Raw local honey, in particular, is your best bet to get the most out of its natural benefits. The honey that is marketed in plastic containers with the designation product of Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and the United States, is usually pasteurized and overly processed. The benefits from this cheap, common honey pail in comparison to raw, unpasteurized honey from a local source. Combine that with CBD-rich, full-spectrum hemp extract and you’ve got yourself a super-sweetener!
How do you Use Hemp Honey?
Hemp honey can be added to tea, coffee, or even used to top fruits or baked goods! It is also packed with fantastic ingredients that your skin will love. The possibilities are endless; hemp honey is a great way to incorporate CBD into your routine.
Did you know honey can even act as a natural lip balm? Dabbing your lips with hemp honey will not only protect your lips from the elements, but the CBD will absorb through your sensitive skin and give you the calm feeling you want.
Is There THC in Hemp Honey?
While hemp honey is made with a CBD-rich extract, it does still contain trace amounts of THC. Quality hemp honey is made with a full-spectrum hemp extract, which means it will contain all of the naturally occurring cannabinoids found in hemp to include both CBD and THC. Most full-spectrum CBD honey contains <0.3% THC content in compliance with the legal limit and produces absolutely no feelings of being “high.” Depending on your source, this particular hemp honey recipe contains virtually zero THC compounds.
- 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon Apis Mercantile Orange Blossom Hemp Oil Honey
- ½ teaspoon chopped thyme
- ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- In a small jar, add the lemon juice, lemon zest, hemp honey, thyme, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Close the jar.
- Shake until completely blended and smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Refrigerate for up to 5 days in an airtight container. Shake well before serving.