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Cowboy-Style Baby Green Salad Recipe


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This salad only requires lettuce, cheese, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil with a touch of salt and pepper — so easy, yet so tasty. This is definitely a go-to for a large crowd and keeps the menu simple, just like the cowboys out west would like!

You can purchase baby greens at your supermarket or better yet, if you have access to a local farmers' market, select from the many varieties of baby lettuces and greens. I wash my greens under cold running water and then dry them in a salad spinner.

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  • 2 heads lettuce
  • Pecorino Romano cheese, shaved, to taste
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, to taste
  • Balsamic vinegar, to taste
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Toss your lettuce or greens with the cheese and then drizzle a little extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste. A little balsamic goes a long way, so less is more. Add a pinch of sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper, and your "pah-dners" might never want to leave the range.