This salad is a light, appetite-stimulating starter. Maille® Dijonnaise, a mix of whole grain Dijon mustard and mayonnaise, is combined with lemon and olive oil for a bright, yet creamy, vinaigrette. Both Dijon Mustard and pine nuts are said to have aphrodisiac properties.
2 ½ cups mesclun mix or your favorite salad greens, washed and dried
¼ cup raw pine nuts
¼ cup Maille Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp. Maille Dijonnaise
⅛ tsp. salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Evenly divide mesclun onto 2 salad plates; set aside.
Heat small skillet over medium heat and toast pine nuts, tossing frequently, until light golden brown, about 1 minute. Once they turn a light golden brown, promptly remove the nuts from the pan and let them cool.
Combine olive oil, lemon juice, Maille Dijonnaise, salt and pepper in a covered container and shake vigorously until well mixed.
Pour over salad in a salad bowl and toss gently to incorporate. Top with toasted pine nuts. Serve immediately.
Add cherry tomatoes or diced red pepper for extra color.