Honey Poppyseed Mixed Greens with Summer Plums

Wondering what to do with DIY whole-grain mustard, besides eat a sandwich?  I may have been chronically faulted for my obsession with sandwiches–but there is something I do love using whole-grain mustard for even more.  And that’s salad dressing.  My theory on salad dressing is why buy a whole bottle, when you can have more choice (and better taste) in making it yourself?  And it takes seconds to whip up a fresh batch.  Literally.

Add the best summery fresh plums, toss some mixed greens together, add a nice glass of wine (I’m drinking this) and you have the makings of simply the perfect summer starter.

Simple.  Quick.  And if you’re really feeling lazy, grill up a nice chicken or steak, and you have a meal.  Which leaves us all enjoying summer even more!

Honey Poppy seed Mixed Greens with Summer Plums, adapted from Celebrate the Rain
  • 2 Tbs. honey
  • 1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. + 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. whole-grain mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Mixed greens
  • Dark plums, thinly sliced

Whisk the dressing ingredients together. Toss loosely with greens in bowl.  Plate the salads.  Add the plums.

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