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Butter Lettuce Salad

Updated: Aug 22, 2022

Serves: 4

This green salad is simple to make, but it’s full of textures and flavours. The lemon gives it such a fresh taste that it’s the perfect side dish that can be served with anything.


2 small heads of butter lettuce, washed and dried

1 thinly sliced baby cucumber

Lemon vinaigrette to taste (recipe below)

¼ cup chopped pecans

2 tbsp parmesan cheese shavings or shreds


  1. Hand chop lettuce into large bowl

  2. Add cucumber and top salad with pecans and parmesan cheese

  3. Pour in ¼ of lemon vinaigrette, add more to taste

Lemon Vinaigrette

¼ cup fresh lemon juice

Zest of one lemon

1 tsp finely chopped garlic

1 tsp Dijon mustard

¼ tsp salt, to taste

Ground pepper to taste

½ tsp honey or maple syrup

1/3 cup olive oil

½ tsp dried thyme


  1. Add all ingredients in a jar with tight-fitting lid and shake to combine

  2. If dressing is too tangy, add more oil

  3. Store in fridge up to 1 week, oil will solidify a bit in fridge therefore let sit at room temperature for ½ hour before shaking and using


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