This easy, versatile dressing will show off the unique flavors in your Local Hive Honey, no matter where it’s from. Lemon juice and pecorino cheese round out the dressing for a richer, restaurant-style dressing you’ll come back to again and again. If you’ve never had fresh, homemade salad dressing, prepare to be amazed.

This recipe does what all great recipes do: strike a balance of sweet, tangy, bitter and salty flavors. If you’re looking for a fuller meal, try adding slices of grilled flank steak or chicken. Or pair it with a honey entrée like our Chicken with Rosemary, Lemon & Olives.


Cook time: 15 mins

Servings: 4 (1 ½ cups each)


2 ½ tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

2 tbsp grated pecorino Romano cheese

1 tbsp almonds, minced

1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped

2 ½ tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp Local Hive Northeast Honey

¼ tsp kosher salt

6 cups baby kale or spinach

¼ cup parsley leaves

¼ cup basil leaves, torn

1 cup baby heirloom tomatoes, halved


  1. Combine olive oil and garlic in a skillet over medium-low heat. Cook 3 minutes or until garlic is golden, stirring occasionally. Remove garlic with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  2. Transfer oil into the bowl of a mini food processor. Add cheese, almonds, thyme, juice, honey, and salt. Process until well combined.
  3. Combine kale, parsley, and basil. Toss with dressing. Arrange about 1 1/4 cups salad on each of 4 plates. Divide tomatoes and garlic evenly among salads.

Recipe Credit: MyRecipes