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.

Fresh Herbs

I use a lot of fresh herbs in my cooking. I think it is one of the best ways to liven up almost any dish. Italian parsley and spearmint are definitely two of my favorites, but cilantro and oregano come in as close 2nds. I grow a lot of the herbs I use, as they are easy to grow (I do NOT have a green thumb), and they are so much fresher that way!

Za’atar Spice Blend

Za’atar spice blend is in just about everything these days, and is a delicious blend of dried oregano, sumac, sesame seeds, and salt. The sumac adds a wonderful tartness to this romaine salad. You can find my za’atar recipe here if you want to make your own, or it’s also available to purchase for members of Spice Club. If you’d like to grow your own oregano for the blend, it’s a specific type, which can be found here.

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Serving Suggestions

This crisp romaine salad is good alongside just about anything, but I particularly like it with this chicken recipe. It’s also great with this kofte kebab recipe.

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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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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