Loaded with greens, fresh herbs, and a very light dressing, this is the best butter lettuce salad recipe of all time. Over the years this easy salad recipe has become one of my favorites. Its simplicity makes it the perfect way to start almost any meal. Not to mention, this salad only takes 20 minutes to prepare. So, you can pull this delicious recipe together in no time.

If you like simple salads, try my Avocado Citrus Salad, or my Toasted Pine Nut Cherry Salad. Both are made from simple, fresh ingredients.

Healthyish Brand, Sarah’s Simple Salad

About this Butter Lettuce Salad Recipe

Perfect for nights when you want something easy and healthy but don’t have a ton of time. These fresh and light greens will fill you up without weighing you down. This salad recipe really is that good.

Perfect with a side of pasta or try adding your favorite protein for a heartier meal. Personally, I like to add grilled salmon or chicken for extra protein. However, crispy tofu or tempeh would taste amazing as well. This versatile and delicious butter lettuce salad recipe is guaranteed to be a hit.

Storage

Store any leftover salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Store the dressing separately to prevent the lettuce and fresh herbs from wilting.

Option to enjoy this salad recipe in a variety of ways. Tuck it inside of a wrap with some extra vegetables for a delicious lunch. Or try topping it with your favorite protein.

Healthyish Brand, Sarah’s Simple Salad

The Best Butter Lettuce Salad

Loaded with greens, fresh herbs, and a very light dressing, this is the best butter lettuce salad recipe of all time. Over the years this easy salad recipe has become one of my favorites.
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Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 head butter lettuce, wash, dry and roughly chop
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, wash, dry and roughly chop
  • ¼ cup dill, fresh, chopped small
  • ¼ cup Italian parsley, fresh, chopped small
  • 2 tablespoons chives, fresh, chopped small
  • 1 handful pea shoots, optional, but reccomended
  • 2-4 tablespoons parmesan cheese, freshly shaved
  • pinch kosher salt, to taste
  • few turns cracked black pepper, to taste

Dressing

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh squeezed, about 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • pinch kosher salt, to taste
  • few turns cracked black pepper, to taste

Equipment

  • 2 mixing bowls

Instructions 

Prepare the Dressing

  • Combine the extra virgin olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon juice, honey and kosher salt and cracked black pepper. Whisk until well combined.

Prepare the Salad

  • Combine the prepared butter and romaine lettuce to a large mixing bowl. Add the chopped parsley, dill, and chives. Option to add a handful of pea shoots.
    Toss with a light coating of dressing and finish with freshly shaved parmesan cheese. Taste and season accordingly.
    Best enjoyed immediately once dressed. Use as mush of a little dressing as you desire. Extra dressing can be stored in a separate airtight container in the refrigerator for three to four days.

Notes

Best enjoyed immediately once dressed. Use as mush of a little dressing as you desire. Extra dressing can be stored in a separate airtight container in the refrigerator for three to four days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving or 1/4 of the salad with 1/4 of the dressing, Calories: 196kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 119mg, Potassium: 547mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 15639IU, Vitamin C: 19mg, Calcium: 153mg, Iron: 3mg