Nana’s Crunchy Lemon Parmesan Salad

nana's tiktok and instagram viral crunchy lemon parmesan salad recipe

Aside from my mom, my grandma is the most amazing cook (and woman) that I know. Nana’s Crunchy Lemon Parmesan Salad is the most simple recipe she’s ever shared with me and it always takes me back to my childhood. It’s so delicious yet hard to believe that it’s only a few ingredients. It’s all about using quality ingredients, following the method below, and making it with a bit of love. If you love lemon and cheese like we do, you have to try it!

Here’s a video of how we put Nana’s Crunchy Lemon Parmesan Salad together! For another delicious family dish, check out Nana’s Special Carne de Olla recipe.

Nana's Crunchy Lemon Parmesan Salad appetizer

What You'll Need:

+ 3-4 romaine hearts

+ 1/4 cup EVOO

+ 1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese

+ Juice of 2-3 lemons depending on preference

+ Salt & pepper to taste

Optional: this is a great salad to add your favorite protein to and you can also top with chives.


1. Chop romaine and place into mixing bowl. Drizzle olive oil and toss to coat.

2. Add parmesan and toss to coat thoroughly.

3. Add lemon juice and toss one last time. Serve and garnish with salt, pepper, and any toppings of your choice. Enjoy!

*Tip: wash romaine hearts and wrap them in a towel, place into fridge for at least 20 minutes to crisp up.

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