Thick. Rich. Golden. The natural sweetness of honey is perfect in things like tea and greek yogurt, drizzled over fruit and whisked into barbecue sauce. It adds a delicate floral flavor to whipped cream and cheese. There are so many ways to incorporate honey, but have you considered dressing your salad with it? I find the sweetness of honey pairs well with bitter greens like arugula and radicchio. You don’t even have to make a vinaigrette. Simply dress your greens with olive oil, salt, and pepper, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and a healthy drizzle of honey. Add crunchy walnuts and gorgonzola cheese for a bite. The textures and flavors make for a delicious combination. So next time you decide to make a salad, push the oily, store-bought dressing aside, and reach inside your pantry for that familiar golden bear.

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