ARUGULA, SHAVED PARMESAN, PINE NUTS IN A LEMON VINAIGRETTE

1 bunch of fresh arugula or other leafy green

3-4 TBS pine nuts

shaved Parmesan cheese

1 or 2 lemon

1/4 cup good olive oil

1/4 tsp Dijon mustard

good pinch of salt



Wash salad greens and pat dry with a paper towel. Put greens in a salad bowl.


Toast pine nuts in a dry pan over medium heat, turning often. Watch pine nuts very closely, they go from nicely golden to burnt very quickly!


When the pine nuts are toasted turn them out of the pan on to a paper towel and let cool.


To make the vinaigrette... squeeze lemon juice into a small jar with a tight fitting lid.  Add olive oil, mustard and a good pinch of salt. Shake vigorously to emulsify. 


Pour the vinaigrette over the salad greens. Add the shaved Parmesan and toasted pine nuts and toss. Serve immediately.


This is my go-to favorite salad... I hope it will be your too!


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