Lemon Parmesan Salad


Last Updated on April 19, 2021

A simple lemon parmesan salad that’s packed with flavor, and so easy to make! Pair it with your favorite main dish, or top it with a protein for a quick and delicious meal.

lemon parmesan salad

The perfect side dish

Whenever I’m running low on veggies to make as a side dish, I love throwing together a simple green salad. It’s light, fresh, and pairs well with pretty much any meal.

This lemony salad take 5 minutes to throw together, and is filled with freshly shaved parmesan. It’s flavorful, crunchy, and can be made with any greens of your choice.

lemon parmesan salad

How to make Lemon Parmesan Salad

The Dressing

To make the salad dressing, you’ll need:

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Grated parmesan + shaved parmesan
  • Simple spices like salt, pepper and garlic powder

Mixed Greens

I love using a 5-mix lettuce for this salad, but you can use any greens you prefer. A few of my top picks would be kale, arugula, or spring mix.

What to serve with your lemon parmesan salad

There are so many ways to serve your salad. Pair it with a pasta dish, homemade pizza, or your favorite choice of protein. Here are some ideas for what to pair with your salad-

1. Everything Crusted Salmon Bites

2. Lentil Burgers

3. Vegan Creamy Pasta Sauce

Lemon Parmesan Salad

5 from 4 votes
Course: Salads, Side Dishes


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NOTES: I love using a 5-mix lettuce as my base for this salad, but it would work well with kale, arugula, or any mix of greens


  • 5 cups 5 greens

  • 2 tbsp 2 olive oil

  • 2 tbsp 2 grated parmesan

  • Juice from 1 lemon

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 salt

  • Thinly shaved parmesan to top. I use a vegetable peeler to peel a wedge of parmesan into thin strips


  • Mix the dressing ingredients together in your salad bowl.
  • Toss in your mixed greens and mix together until evenly incorporated.
  • Add in your shaved parmesan and mix well, reserving some to top the salad with
  • Serve as a side dish or topped with your choice of protein!

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  1. Such a simple but perfect salad. I made this for Father’s Day, because we were grilling a variety of different main dishes-shrimp, chicken, and ribs- and this went so well with all of them. Thanks for all the great recipes. You are my go-to blog, and I am never disappointed!

  2. So so good! Paired this with quiona and salmon love the flavors of the lemon and parmesan !

  3. Manpreet

    Such a simple and flavorful salad! We absolutely loved this.

    MUST pair with the BBQ Spiced Salmon!

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