Just before dinner, it's so much fun to grab a knife and head to the garden for lettuce! I found a packet of seeds that had 5 different varieties of leaf lettuce, so it looks as pretty on a plate as it does in the garden! I bought a salad spinner, which does a great job of getting spinach and lettuce leaves dry after they've been washed.
My gardener's been doing a good job this year... just look at this! We have tomatoes (roma, cherry, yellow pear and big reds), zucchini, acorn squash, garlic, spinach, bell peppers, jalapenos, radishes, and sweet onions. Sometimes I sit out there and watch the zucchini grow-- I swear, it grows that fast!
My gardener (who doubles as my grill-master) cooked up some salmon on a cedar plank the other night. The salmon was cooked to perfection and the honey mustard dressing I made was just the thing to go with this salad.
Honey-Mustard Salad Dressing
3/4 cups mayonnaise
2 T Dijon mustard
1/4 cup honey
Mix all ingredients well and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. Makes 1 cup.