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Pine-Nut Salad Spears

Photo: Lisa Romerein; Styling: Dani Fisher
Total time 10 mins
Yield Serves 8 to 10
Serve this wine-friendly, snackable salad at cocktail parties when you want something fresh and crunchy alongside all the rich bits.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • About 12 oz. romaine lettuce leaves
  • 3 tablespoons finely shredded parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 109
  • caloriesfromfat 86 %
  • protein 1.9 g
  • fat 11 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • carbohydrate 2.9 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • sodium 111 mg
  • cholesterol 1.1 mg

How to Make It

  1. Crush 1/3 cup nuts into a paste using a mortar and pestle. Add mustard, vinegar, shallot, honey, salt, and oil; mix until blended. Chill lettuce leaves until ready to serve.

  2. Put lettuce leaves on a platter and drizzle with dressing, then sprinkle with cheese and remaining nuts.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.