Salad Dressing with 6 Tree ingredients to Boost your immune system

Tasty, healthy and good for the planet

The more we dive deeper into our journey of tree products, the more we get fascinated by the health benefits these tree products can give you. Because trees live longer than any other plant, and reach deeper in nutritious soils they possess amazing nutritional properties. With recipes like this immunity-boosting salad dressing, we want to give you the tools to integrate these wonderful ingredients into your everyday life.


  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (from olive trees)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon (for a fresh citrus note)
  • 1 tablespoon bitter arbutus honey (for a unique, complex sweetness)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (for a smooth, sweet contrast)
  • 1 teaspoon ground sumac (for a tangy, lemony flavor)
  • Salt, to taste (if available from a natural source)


  1. Emulsify the Base: In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice until the mixture begins to emulsify, creating a smooth base for your dressing. The olive oil provides a rich, fruity base, while the apple cider vinegar and lemon juice add a bright acidity.
  2. Sweeten and Flavor: Add the bitter arbutus honey and maple syrup to the bowl. Whisk again until the sweeteners are fully incorporated into the oil and vinegar mixture. The arbutus honey will introduce a unique bitter-sweetness, while the maple syrup adds a comforting, mellow sweetness.
  3. Incorporate the Sumac: Sprinkle the ground sumac into the dressing, whisking thoroughly to ensure it’s evenly distributed. Sumac adds a tangy, almost lemony flavor that complements the citrus while adding a beautiful color to the dressing.
  4. Season: Taste the dressing and then season with a pinch of salt, if needed. The salt will help to balance the sweetness and acidity, enhancing the overall flavor profile of the dressing.
  5. Final Whisk: Give the dressing a final whisk to ensure all ingredients are well combined. The dressing should have a harmonious balance of fruity, sweet, tangy, and slightly bitter notes.
  6. Serve or Store: Use the dressing immediately by drizzling it over your favorite salad, or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Shake or stir well before using if it has been chilled.

This Treetarian salad dressing, with its blend of ingredients exclusively derived from trees, offers a unique and sophisticated flavor profile. It’s perfect for enhancing the taste of leafy greens, and roasted vegetables. Enjoy the natural, earthy flavors in every bite!

Tree IngredientHealth BenefitsTree
Extra Virgin Olive OilRich in monounsaturated fats, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties. May reduce the risk of heart disease.Olive Tree
Apple Cider VinegarMay help lower blood sugar levels, fight diabetes, and improve heart health. Contains antimicrobial properties.Apple Tree
LemonHigh in vitamin C, supports heart health, and aids digestion. May help with weight loss.Lemon Tree
Bitter Arbutus HoneyContains antioxidants and may have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.Strawberry Tree (Arbutus)
Maple SyrupRich in antioxidants and contains nutrients like zinc and manganese. May help with inflammatory diseases.Maple Tree
SumacHigh in antioxidants, may reduce cholesterol levels, improve blood sugar control, and have anti-inflammatory effects.Sumac Tree

Frederik Lamote

Frederik is the founder of, a startup that is 3D printing Treehouses. While exploring treehouse locations around the world he got fascinated by the value and products trees produce.

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