This Honey Poppy Seed Dressing contains lemon juice and skins, making a delicious heart healthy recipe. The lemons provide rich antioxidants helping to deactivate free radicals which can lead to stroke and cardiovascular diseases. In addition, the vitamins in lemons help strengthen the blood vessels. Lemons also help lower blood pressure and increases the levels of good cholesterol (HDL). The honey in this heart healthy recipe also con- tributes to lowering cholesterol by providing high amounts of minerals such as potassium, calcium and sodium; along with B complex vitamins.
½ cup honey
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
½ cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons extra-light olive oil
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
Combine honey, lemon zest, lemon juice, and olive oil in a small bowl. Stir in poppy seeds. Stir again before using. Makes about 1 cup.
Calories: 58 Protein: 0g Carbohydrates: 10g Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 0g Fiber: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1mg