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Simple green salad on serving blue plate with kitchen towel on a side

The Best Green Salad Recipe

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: European
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Edyta
The Best Green Salad Recipe - It's made from only 5 simple ingredients and comes together in no time. It's a perfect side dish for any meal. It's an easy option for parties, Thanksgiving and Christmas. 
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  • 1 head Romaine Lettuce cut
  • 1/2 small Red Onion sliced thinly in half moons or rounds
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese freshly grated
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil Extra Virgin
  • 1-2 tbsp Lemon Juice Freshly squeezed from one lemon
  • Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper to taste


  • Cut up your Romaine lettuce in about 2 inches pieces, wash it and dry it;
  • Arrange lettuce on an oval platter;
  • Top the lettuce with rounds or half moons of thin red onions;
  • Add grated cheese on top of the lettuce and onions;
  • In a mason jar, combine lemon juice with olive oil and shake well;
  • Pour over lemon juice with olive oil all over the lettuce;
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve. 


Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 9150IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 1.1mg