Lemon Parmesan Salad

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Prepare this zesty and refreshing salad for a quick appetizer or side dish. Simple yet flavorful, it’s made with crisp romaine hearts, tangy lemon, and finely grated Parmesan cheese that will leave you feeling energized. 

Easy Summer Salad Recipe! Lemon Parmesan Salad.

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    What can I expect?

    Flavorful salads don’t have to be full of unhealthy fats, sugars, or processed carbs. We combine just a handful of natural ingredients for a vibrant taste that’s even better than any pre-made packaged mix from the store. You won’t find any hidden sugars in the dressing, either! Instead, olive oil coats the greens for a rich flavor and healthy fats that keep you full. 

    Simply toss the ingredients together, and you’ve got a nutritious and delicious recipe in a matter of minutes! 

    Is This Lemon Parmesan Salad Healthy? 

    Crunchy Lemon Parmesan Salad! Summer Romaine Salad.

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      Let’s take a look at the main ingredients:

      • Romaine hearts
      • Olive oil 
      • Lemons
      • Parmesan cheese

      Romaine hearts, olive oil, and lemons are natural, nutritious food sources. Each has its own list of health benefits. Include them in a variety of recipes for added flavor, texture, and nutrients. 

      But what about Parmesan?  Is dairy healthy?

      Here’s what we know. Dairy contains vitamins, minerals, protein, and natural fat energy. But if everyone consumed dairy all of the time, dairy farming would become abusive and unsustainable…

      Let’s be mindful of our dairy intake. Buy dairy that comes from pasture-raised cows and try to eat less. 

      Enjoy this lemon Parmesan salad, knowing it supports your well-being. Learn more about the Neutral Eating Food Philosophy here.

      Lemon Parmesan Salad Tips 

      1. Add protein

      Make this lemon Parmesan salad a complete meal by topping it off with your favorite protein like pesto chicken, turkey, ham, or hardboiled eggs. 

      2. Include even more nutrients  

      We kept this salad incredibly simple with just a handful of ingredients, but you can easily mix and match different items to add extra nutrients and make it even more filling. For example, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, and cucumbers would all taste great! 

      3. Add toppings

      Looking for a little more texture? Include toppings like sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, avocado, or croutons. 

      4. Make it vegan 

      Feel free to swap out the Parmesan cheese with nutritional yeast or a vegan Parmesan alternative to make this salad completely plant-based. 

      5. Have leftover Parmesan? 

      Store it in your fridge for more salads later. Or, use it to make low-carb macaroni and cheese or avocado pesto and knock out meal prep for the week. 

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        Lemon Parmesan Salad

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        Lemon Parmesan Salad
        Prep Time:10 minutes
        Assembly Time:5 minutes


        • 3 romaine hearts lettuce
        • ¼ cup – olive oil
        • 2 lemons zested and juiced
        • 1 cup – finely grated parmesan cheese


        • Wash lettuce and pat dry with a paper towel.
        • Add lettuce and zest in a medium-sized bowl.
        • Season with salt pepper, lemon juice, and olive oil.  Toss to combine.
        • Add parmesan cheese and toss to coat the lettuce with the cheese.


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        Recipe from Neutral Eating: https://neutraleating.com/lemon-parmensan-salad
        Servings: 4 people
        Light Summer Salad Recipe! Lemon Parmesan Dressing!

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