Bee Pollen Salad Dressing Elixir

Leading science journal’s like the Science of Food and Agriculture unequivocally recommends bee pollen as a valuable dietary supplement.  I’ve seen these vibrant granules glaze the tabletops of almost every farmer’s market in Mediterranean countries, and they all have their variations of color depending on the region.

My grandmother’s spoon-fed me the stuff on almost every breakfast meal I had growing up [careful if you have allergies to bee products].  As an athlete, I was given elixirs from my acupuncturist, one of them included bee pollen in a funky-tasting-syrup.  Later I was to find out the ingredients also included burdock root, ginseng, and many other approved ingredients for sports-related benefits.

I try to infuse most of my blended drinks with bee pollen and adaptogenic powders.  Now I’m taking it to the next level: salad dressing.  Studies showcase the benefits of consuming fat with plant fibers, so I thought of upping the nutrient potential by adding bee pollen.   And guess what…it takes so darn good.

Enjoy, Friends!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 cup


1 1/2 tablespoons coconut aminos see links for products in recipe notes.
1 tablespoon grainy mustard
2 tablespoons mayonnaise see links for products in recipe notes.
2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon tamari see links for products in recipe notes
2 tablespoons bee pollen
3 tablespoons cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil


1. Mix all ingredients together in a blender.

2. Top on your favorite salad. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.


Coconut Secret Aminos click here.

Primal Kitchen Paleo Mayonnaise click here.

Hain Safflower Mayonnaise click here.

San-J Tamari gluten-free sauce click here.