Little Gem Salad

this is my take on the little gem salad with watermelon radish from pizzeria bianco and it's the best and most delicious 3 ingredient simple salad i've ever had

The first time I tried the Little Gem Salad at Pizzeria Bianco I was blown away. It was so simple yet delicious. I love that it only requires just a handful of ingredients. Since I can’t make it there every day of the week, I had to recreate it at home! I made it for my small last minute dinner party last Friday and we all loved it. I got a lot of requests to share the recipe so here’s my version. You have to try it! I also recommend tasting it for yourself with a few sides of pizza at Pizzeria Bianco – THE BEST!

Here’s a video of how I made the Little Gem Salad. For another delicious salad, check out my Crunchy Rainbow Parmesan Salad recipe!

What You'll Need:

For The Salad
+ 4 heads little gem lettuce

+ 1 small or ½ of a large watermelon radish, quartered and thinly sliced

+ 1 cup freshly grated parmigiano reggiano, divided

For The Dressing
+ 1/3 cup EVOO

+ Juice of 1 lemon, about 2 tbsp.

+ 4 tbsp. Aged sherry vinegar

+ 2 tbsp. Honey

+ Salt & pepper to taste


1. In a mason jar or measuring cup, combine olive oil, sherry vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Shake or stir vigorously until emulsified and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, add little gem lettuce and watermelon radishes. Pour half of the dressing overtop and toss. Then add ½ cup of the freshly grated parmesan and the remaining dressing. Toss once more and finish with the remaining ½ cup of parmesan.

3. Serve and top with fresh cracked black pepper to taste. Enjoy!

* Note: Use the real deal Parmigiano Reggiano (as always) it makes ALL the difference. Trust me!

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