* You can also use crispy bacon if you don't have pancettaTo make the plum dressing:Roughly chop up 5 of the plums, discarding the pit and place it in a heavy based sauce-pan.Add balsamic vinegar, thyme and sugar and heat slowly allowing the sugar to melt.Cook gently over low heat until you receive a sauce like consistency.Remove from heat and strain plum juice through a sieve.Whisk in the vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper.To assemble the salad:Slice the remaining 5 plums into wedges and set aside.Arrange watercress onto a platter and top with plums, crispy pancetta and torn mozzarella. Drizzle with a little plum dressing just before serving.Recipe reprinted with permission of Source Food. To see more recipes, please click here. To receive quick and convenient weekday recipes, join our Easy Weekday Meals mailing list, and for up-to-date trending food, restaurant and wine news subscribe to our Editor’s Weekly newsletter.
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