Summer Honey Recipes You’ll Love

Summer Honey Recipes You’ll Love

Summer is here, and while we often think of honey as a cozy winter staple, it’s just as fabulous in the summer.

Here are some ideas for incorporating honey into your summer menu in a refreshing and delicious way!


Raspberry Honey Lemonade

Ingredients:
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 cup Maple Ridge Farm Raspberry Delight Honey
- 4 cups cold water
- Fresh raspberries and lemon slices or mint for garnish

Instructions:

  1. In a pitcher, combine the lemon juice and honey. Stir over low heat until the honey is fully dissolved.
  2. Add the cold water and mix well.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  4. Serve over ice, garnished with fresh raspberries, lemon slices and or mint.


This lemonade is a delightful way to cool down on a hot day. Adjust honey to desired sweetness.

Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Ingredients:

- 1/4 cup Maple Ridge Farm Raw Honey
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1.  In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, mustard, and vinegar.
  2. Slowly add the olive oil, whisking continuously until well combined. 
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Drizzle this tangy and sweet dressing over your favourite summer salad. It’s especially delicious on a mixed green salad with grilled chicken, fresh berries, and some pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries. So Good!

*If you prefer a smaller batch - just use 2 Tbsp of each of the ingredients...

Also adjust honey for sweetness and the vinegar for tang...

Blueberry Yogurt and Honey Popsicles

-2 cups blueberries or raspberries
-2 Tablespoons Maple Ridge Farm Raw Honey
-2 cups Greek yogurt (any flavour)
Instructions:
  1. Blend the blueberries in a food processor or blender on high speed until nearly liquified into a smoothie-like consistency. 
  2. Pour the thick blueberry liquid into a large bowl. Stir in the honey. Add the yogurt and very gently mix everything together. If you want a tie-dye, swirly look to your popsicles—do not fully blend the yogurt and blueberries. The mixture will be thick. Taste it. If you want it sweeter, you can add more honey.
  3. Pour mixture evenly into each popsicle mold. If your popsicle mold has slots for sticks, you can insert them before freezing—if not, freeze for 2 hours, then put a wooden popsicle stick in the middle. Continue to freeze for an additional 4-6 hours or overnight.
  4. Run popsicle molds under warm water to easily remove. 


So, there you have it—three ways to enjoy honey this summer. Whether you’re cooling off with a glass of lemonade, tossing a salad, or enjoying a popsicle on a hot afternoon, honey adds a delightful twist to your summer favourites.





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