I am not sure where the recipe originated from, but after searching online I have found many variations. Some have candied pecans instead of pine nuts, others pears instead of grapes, and still others add tomato and onion, and there are a variety of different vinaigrettes used. That's the beauty of creating in the kitchen...you get to use what you love and take pride in the results!
The ingredients are simple: mixed greens, dried cranberries, red or green grapes (halved), pine nuts and goat cheese. The vinaigrette is simply the juice of one lemon, some olive oil, salt, pepper and sugar. Toss it all together and enjoy! A printable recipe card follows.