Pine-Nut Salad Spears

Pine-Nut Salad SpearsRecipe
Photo: Lisa Romerein; Styling: Dani Fisher
Serve this wine-friendly, snackable salad at cocktail parties when you want something fresh and crunchy alongside all the rich bits.


Serves 8 to 10
Total time: 10 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 10 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.