My dad and I bought some pollen at a fair about five years ago, and other than taking a little handful out and munching it every so often, we've never really used it.

How can I use pollen?

  • Welcome! You may want to read this very old Meta Q/A.
    – Stephie
    Mar 8, 2020 at 16:41
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    @Stephie Thanks for the link. I think this falls more into the "rare and unusual" and "not usually associated with cooking but edible" category.
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    I would not classify pollen as “not usually a food item”, but am willing to wait a bit and see what the community thinks.
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    Mar 8, 2020 at 16:50

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There are not that many uses for pollen tbh. one of the ways i used it is make smoothies with it or mix it into some ice cream, even perhaps a garnish or a topping for delicacies. Bee pollen pairs particularly well with honey mustard dressings, poppy seed dressings or slightly sweet vinaigrette so mix it into your salads.


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