How to make Black Seed / Kalonji dressing for salads?

For a salad dressing, you would need the following ingredients:

  • 1 tsp black seed powder
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp grainy Dijon mustard
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp water
  • Pinch of sea salt
Black Seeds Bag- 100g  Image
Black Seeds Bag- 100g 
These seeds can be used directly in cooking. It has a peppery taste and can be used to cure pickles, in teas or simply mix it with honey.


Place all ingredients into a small bowl and mix with a wire whisk. Taste the mixture and adjust the seasoning according to taste.

This recipe makes a creamy dressing, if you want a thinner consistency, just add more water. It will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.

By Joy McCarthy