Crisp Romaine Salad Recipe with Parsley and Mint

Crisp Romaine Salad Recipe with Parsley and Mint

This romaine salad recipe is one of my favorite go-to weeknight recipes. Crispy romaine is combined with refreshing mint and parsley for a twist on a simple salad so good, you’ll find yourself making it again and again.

Cooking Demo: Romaine Salad Recipe Starting at Minute 10.30

Crisp Romaine Salad Recipe with Parsley and Mint

Refreshing and simple salad recipe. Adapted from Perry's Plate.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword: easy summer salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Aliye Aydin


  • 1/2 large head romaine lettuce
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 1/8 small red onion
  • 1/2 bunch Italian parsley
  • 1/2 bunch fresh mint
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons za'atar spice blend (recipe follows)

Za-atar Spice Blend

  • 1 scant Tablespoon dried oregano (Syrian or Turkish if you can find it)
  • 1 Tablespoon sumac
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 3/4 Tablespoon coarse sea salt


  • Wash and chop romaine, tomatoes, and cucumbers and place in a large salad bowl. Thinly slice red onion and add to the salad. Remove parsley and mint leaves from stems and add to the bowl. With a micro plane, grate garlic directly over the salad.
  • Juice 1/2 lemon over bowl, using your hand to catch any seeds. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle za'atar spice blend over salad. Toss, and taste for seasoning, adding more lemon or salt if necessary. Serve immediately. To make in advance, wait to drizzle with lemon and olive oil, and refrigerate until ready to dress. 
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