Mimolette Salad with Walnuts

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.

Mimolette salad with walnuts made with frisee and toosed with a Dijon vinaigrette dressing on a black plate

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

Video: What is Mimolette Chese?
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Mimolette Salad With Walnuts

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  • Serves 6
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  • For the vinaigrette
  • For the salad


Make the vinaigrette

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

In a large bowl, gently mix the lettuces with the shaved Mimolette.

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.

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Recipe Testers' Reviews

This Mimolette salad with walnuts was deliciously different. I had never had Mimolette cheese and had to go to a specialty cheese shop to find it. It was worth the hunt. The flavors were just wonderful.

I used only frisée and endive as my greens. The contrast in flavor and in texture were yummy.

Since I shaved my cheese into much smaller pieces, there was cheese mixed throughout my salad and not just bites here and there. Now the three flavors and textures: frisée, endive, and cheese made the dish even more interesting. Add the crushed walnuts mixed with the dressing and another texture and flavor arose that fit so well and it was delightful.

My husband, normally a reluctant salad eater, ate this Mimolette salad with walnuts without complaint. He enjoyed the cheese and nut combination, which added a nice flavor to this simple salad.

I was a little surprised to see that the walnuts weren't supposed to be toasted but the taste was good. Maybe toasted nuts would bring it up a notch.

My local Whole Foods did not have mache or frisee so I used mesclun mix and arugula.

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  1. I haven’t tried mimolette cheese – but I haven’t met a cheese I didn’t like. But at $36/lb. I think I’ll have to pass. The salad looks delicious – maybe with parm instead.

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