Salad with Honey Relish 15.09.2015

recipe of the week Who does not love a good fruit salad? This one includes cucumbers, grapes, celery, and honeydew of course. With a “relish” of honey, white wine vinegar, and mustard seeds, you get a pickled yet sweet taste.

Yields 4 servings Salad with Honey Relish@photo


  • white wine vinegar, 1/3 c
  • honey, ¼ c
  • yellow mustard seeds, 2 t
  • celery seeds, ½ t
  • salt, ½ t
honeydew pieces (cubed or balled), 2 c
English cucumber (peeled and diced), 1 c
celery (finely chopped), 1 c
  • seedless green grapes (halved), ½ c
celery leaves (finely chopped), 2 T
  • chives (finely chopped), 2 T
  • butter lettuce leaves, handful (optional)


  1. Stir together the honey, ¼ cup of water, mustard and celery seeds, and salt in a 1-quart pan. Heat over medium for 5 minutes, then bring to boil, stirring often. The liquid should reduce to ½ cup. Set aside.
  2. Stir together the vinegar dressing, honeydew, cucumber, celery, and grapes in a salad bowl. Cover and store in the refrigerator 15 minutes to 1 hour, stir occasionally.
  3. Add the celery leaves and chives. For an optional plate setting, use the butter lettuce leaves as a base. Top with the salad and serve.

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