For this Mimolette salad, all you need are greens, a homemade Dijon vinaigrette dressing, walnuts and the namesake aged cheese for a fresh, simple, sophisticated salad. And it takes just 15 minutes.
The simple elegance of this salad is what makes it so darn special. Gather some lettuce. Whisk together an easy vinaigrette. Toss in some shavings of fancy cheese, strew a handful of nuts on top, and you’re done. No more stressing about how to get some greens on the dinner table tonight.–Angie Zoobkoff
What is Mimolette cheese?
Mimolette Salad With Walnuts
- Quick Glance
- 15 M
- 15 M
- Serves 6
- For the vinaigrette
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons walnut oil (or substitute peanut or mild vegetable oil)
- 4 tablespoons peanut oil or mild vegetable oil
- For the salad
- About 8 ounces mixture of frisée, Belgian endive, and mâche
- 3 1/2 ounces Mimolette, shaved
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Make the vinaigrette
- 1. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt, and pepper. Then gradually whisk in the oils until the vinaigrette is lightly emulsified.
- Make the salad
- 2. In a large bowl, gently mix the lettuces with the shaved Mimolette.
- 3. Use a mortar and pestle or food processor to coarsely crush the walnuts. Stir 1/4 cup of the vinaigrette into the walnuts. Spoon the dressed walnuts over the salad and serve immediately. Pass the remaining vinaigrette on the side.