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The Best Green Salad Recipe

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This is the best green salad recipe - it's got crumbled pecorino, rich panko, soft butter lettuce, a bright jolt of red spring onions.

It's the perfect green salad because it’s lush, easy to make, and has a deliciously, mustardy dressing. You’ll love this green salad recipe!

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What makes this the Best Green Salad Recipe

This healthy green salad recipe is a perfect side dish. The mild butter lettuce combined with the kicky dressing pairs well with lots of dishes - it’s a perfect side salad for roast chicken or pasta.

So many green salads are easily forgotten - spending a bit of extra time to pull this salad together is truly worth it. It’s a standout salad that will be remembered. It combines soft lettuce, crunchy panko, a zesty dressing, and mellow cheese into something truly special.

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Green Salad Recipe Ingredients

To make this butter salad recipe, you’ll need: butter lettuce, red spring onions (or red onion), panko breadcrumbs, and Pecorino Romano cheese. For the dressing, you’ll need: olive oil, red wine vinegar, whole grain mustard, sea salt and pepper, and sugar.


How to Make this Butter Lettuce Salad

To make this green salad, you’ll need to:

  • Combine the salad ingredients. Add the butter lettuce, spring onions, breadcrumbs, and Pecorino to a large bowl.
  • Make the dressing. Combine the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper, and sugar in a small bowl and whisk vigorously to combine.
  • Dress the salad. Right before serving, add the dressing to the salad and toss to combine. Serve immediately.
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Tips for this Recipe

I hope you enjoy this delicious green salad recipe!


Yield: 4 servings

The Best Green Salad Recipe

best green salad recipe

This is the best green salad recipe - it's got crumbled pecorino, rich panko, soft butter lettuce, a bright jolt of red spring onions.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4.5 ounces butter lettuce
  • ½ cup red spring onions (or red onion), finely sliced
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 4 ounces crumbled Pecorino Romano
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Instructions

  1. Add the butter lettuce, spring onions, breadcrumbs, and Pecorino to a large bowl.
  2. Combine the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper, and sugar in a small bowl and whisk vigorously to combine.
  3. Right before serving, add the dressing to the salad and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 393Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 1180mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 13g

Germaine

Tuesday 20th of September 2022

Very different salad and delicious. Next time I’ll cut back on the cheese and salt in dressing. It tasted salty. Cheese can always be added. Thank you for sharing

Barbara

Saturday 18th of September 2021

For being a very simple salad it was pretty great. The panko crumbs actually added quite a bit for texture and didn't get soggy with the dressing like croutons tend to. It was perfect with my dinner of peppercorn crusted steaks, asparagus casserole and crusty bread. I will definitely add this into my salad rotation!

Emily

Sunday 19th of September 2021

So glad you liked it!

Sydney

Saturday 27th of February 2021

Do you toast the panko breadcrumbs?

Emily

Sunday 28th of February 2021

You can toast them but you don't have to!

Albertina

Thursday 24th of September 2020

Your favorite green salad is now my favorite salad. I really can’t see anyone who would say no to this salad everyone loved it.

Emily

Thursday 24th of September 2020

How wonderful to hear! So glad you like it :)

Jayme

Sunday 6th of September 2020

Delicious! Used gluten free Panko and lactose free butter and it was great!

Cheryl

Sunday 18th of April 2021

@KAREN, the lettuce is a type called “butter lettuce”. You could use any tender greens. Bibb or baby lettuces, maybe, if you can’t find butter lettuce where you live.

KAREN

Tuesday 10th of November 2020

WHAT WAS THE BUTTER FOR? i DON'T SEE THAT IN THE RECIPE

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