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.