Recipes - Poppy Seed Dressing

POPPY SEED Biscuit Muffins

10 (1 package) ready-to-cook biscuits

2 1/2 tsp. melted butter

2 Tbls prepared Backyard Patch Poppy Seed Dressing

Split each biscuit in half.  Bush each half with melted butter. Drizzle with Poppy Seed Dressing.  Place each split biscuit back together and bake on ungreased baking sheet according to package directions for 10 to 12 minutes.


Banana Poppy Seed Dressing 

1 ripe banana

1 cup sour cream

3/8 cup Backyard Patch Poppy Seed Dressing Mix

1 Tbls lemon juice

In a small bowl, finely mash banana.  Add sour cream, dressing mix, and lemon juice.  Chill for at least 30 minutes.  Arrange salad greens and fruit on a platter or individual salad plates,  Serve with dressing. Makes 1 ¾ cups.


Quinoa Apple Salad

1/4 cup sliced almonds
2 cups water
1 cup quinoa
2 cups spinach leaves
1 cup granny smith apples, chopped
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup prepared Backyard Patch Poppy Seed Dressing

In a 3-quart sauce pan, bring water to a boil. Stir in quinoa, cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 12 minutes or until quinoa has absorbed all the water.  Remove from heat, fluff, cover and let stand another 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350.Spread almonds on baking sheet, and toast 7 to 10 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally.

Lay 10 to 15 spinach leaves flat on top of one another on cutting board. Roll tightly into cylinder, then slice into slivers. Repeat with remaining spinach.

Toss together almonds, quinoa, spinach, apples, cucumber, chickpeas and red onion.Pour Dressing over quinoa salad and toss to coat. Chill 30 minutes to allow flavors to develop.


How it all started

I started growing herbs in 1994. I love the scents, the shades of green, and the scent and texture of the leaves. I love everything about them!

My first herb garden resulted from my need for good tea herbs. To this day, tea is among my favorite creations.

My husband does not use salt or preservatives, as a result all my seasonings and mixes, are all salt free, organic and preservative free.

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Commonly asked Questions


Do you use preservatives?

All of our blends are created with no preservatives, flavor enhancers or anti-clumping agents.

We grow our herbs organically, no chemical fertilizers, no pesticides and only organic methods.  The herbs are grown in "hills" placed in rows.  This allows us to walk among the plants but keep a high-quality soil and easy watering methods that makes plants drought resistant.

Are your items salt and gluten-free?

All our herb blends are crafted with no salt and no gluten. Our baking mixes will be clearly marked if they are gluten-free, but all will be low salt. However, since we make all the blends ourselves if you wish no salt in a baking mix (scones, breads, etc.) just ask and we will blend them without salt.

How and where do you ship?

Due to restrictions on plant materials, we only ship to the US or US territories. NO international orders are accepted. All items can be shipped either UPS or USPS depending on weight.

Where do your herbs come from?

We grow almost all of the herbs we use in our blends at our 3/4 acre herb garden. We have been growing herbs since 1994 and created our garden space in 1998 growing our herbs production style in hills and rows.