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Garlic parmesan salad
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Simple Salad with Parmesan Dressing

Light crisp and remarkably fresh salad.  If you like a good caesar salad, you will love this! | www.lakesidetable.com
Course Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 211 kcal
Author Madalaine


  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large head of Romain lettuce chopped
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts


  • hand emulsion blender blender, or mini food processor
  • saucepan
  • salad bowl


  1. In a small saucepan of boiling water, boil 3 garlic cloves for 10 minutes.
  2. Put the boiled garlic, 1 fresh garlic clove, parmesan cheese, pepper, salt, mustard, and vinegar in a blender and blend until smooth.

  3. Slowly add the olive oil while blending until completely emulsified.
  4. Put the chopped lettuce in the salad bowl and add garlic dressing.  Mix well.
  5. Top with toasted pine nuts* and cheese.

Recipe Notes

*To toast pine nuts - in a dry pan, cover the bottom in a small skillet and heat over medium heat.  Do not leave this unattended.  It will burn fast!!!  Shake the pan often and remove from heat as soon as they start to turn golden brown.

Nutrition Facts
Simple Salad with Parmesan Dressing
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.6g7%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 4.8g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.