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Green Goddess Bowl with Raw Honey Herb Vinaigrette

Hello, spring! 

Let’s celebrate with colorful salads, shall we?

These bright, refreshing, and nourishing green goddess bowls with raw honey herb vinaigrette will be your new favorite lunch. Thank you to Aunt Sue’s Raw & Unfiltered honey for sponsoring this post!

green goddess bowl with raw honey herb vinaigrette

I’ve always loved Goddess Bowls, which as far as I can tell are just a fancier name for a hearty, filling grain salad bowl

So now that it’s officially spring, I thought it would be nice to share a really colorful and green grain salad to match the colors appearing outside! 

Because sad and boring salads are just not okay, my friends. 

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The real star here, though, is not the grain salad, but the bright and refreshing raw honey herb vinaigrette, which is made with Aunt Sue’s Raw & Unfiltered honey.

Aunt Sue’s U.S. Grade A honey is 100% pure and minimally processed, and is strained and not filtered, meaning the natural pollen remains in the honey (and adds antioxidants).

You may notice that your raw and unfiltered honey crystallizes over time – if it does, place the closed honey bottle into a bowl of hot water and let it sit until the water is cool. Et voila! Problem solved. :)

Aunt Sue’s Raw & Unfiltered Honey is sourced from their co-op of over 270 beekeepers across the U.S. It can be found in most major grocery stores, or purchase it online

Also, if you’re interested, check out their website to meet some of their beekeepers and hear their stories in their own words. Many members have multiple generations of beekeeping in their families!

how to make raw honey herb vinaigrette

Green goddess dressing is typically made with mayo and sour cream, but I’ve opted for more of a vinaigrette-style dressing here, while still packing it with fresh herbs to give it that gorgeous green color.

The fresh herbs at play are basil, dill, and parsley – plus I’ve thrown in some green onions, fresh lemon juice, mustard (you can use whole grain or dijon), olive oil, and, of course, the raw honey! 

To make it, you simply blend together all the ingredients until you have a smooth and pretty green dressing that’s ready to make your salad pop.

raw honey herb vinaigrette

As for the rest of the salad, it’s packed with bright asparagus, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, and greens, and adorned with some bulgur, chickpeas, and toasted pumpkin seeds. 

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Feel free to get creative, though, based on your favorite veggies/grains and what you have on hand! The dressing would go well with other combinations, too. 

Here’s the full recipe. I hope you enjoy it! 

Yield: 4 bowls

Green Goddess Bowl with Raw Honey Herb Vinaigrette

Green Goddess Bowl with Raw Honey Herb Vinaigrette

This fresh, bright, and nourishing green goddess bowl will be your new favorite lunch.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 green onions, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Sue Bee Raw & Unfiltered Wildflower Honey
  • 1 teaspoon whole grain or dijon mustard
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper, to taste

For the bowls:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 bunch asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces sugar snap peas
  • 2 cups cooked bulgur (or other grain!)
  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cup sliced cucumbers
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. For the dressing, combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Heat the teaspoon of olive oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus and snap peas and saute for 3-4 minutes, until crisp-tender and bright green. Season with salt and pepper. 
  3. To assemble, divide the greens, bulgur, cucumbers, chickpeas, and sauteed veggies between four bowls. Toss with the green goddess dressing, then top with pumpkin seeds. 
Want another way to use the honey you purchased to make this recipe? 

Try my Pear Ginger Honey Muffins! They make an awesome afternoon snack or a yummy portable breakfast that pairs well with a latte.

Comments

  1. 1

    Looks delicious!

  2. 3
    Roadrunner says

    I really like your salad ideas. This one looks particularly good. Thanks!

  3. 5

    It looks really good and healthy. I am definitely gonna try this recipe at home. Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. 6

    I. How long will this vinaigrette last in the fridge?

    • 7

      It should keep for about a week, although in the fridge it will get solid, so place the closed container in a bowl of warm water to bring the vinaigrette back towards liquid consistency when you are ready to enjoy it!

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