Enjoy a Refreshing and Classic Iceberg Salad
This classic Iceberg Salad is a light and refreshing side dish that will tantalize your taste buds all summer long! It is incredibly simple to prepare, requiring only a few ingredients, but it is full of flavour and crunch. The combination of crisp iceberg lettuce with a tangy Italian vinaigrette, creamy mayonnaise and freshly grated Parmesan cheese makes this salad a classic.
The combination of the cold, crisp lettuce and the creamy ingredients adds a unique texture and flavour to this dish. The coolness of the lettuce provides a pleasant contrast to the warm mayonnaise and fatty Parmesan cheese. The vinaigrette has a tangy, acidic flavour that perfectly fits the overall profile of this salad.
Iceberg salad has been served in different cultures for centuries, usually with slight variations to the ingredients. This version is a perfect example of the classic Italian style dish. The addition of mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese adds richness and depth to this already great flavour combination. The Italian vinaigrette and freshly grated Parmesan cheese give this dish an unmistakable Italian flavour.
If you are looking for something different, you can add more vegetables or use different kinds of lettuce. You can also experiment with different types of Italian vinaigrettes to really add some flavour. You can also switch up the mayonnaise or use a vegan option.
This simple and delicious salad will always be a crowd pleaser, and it is a great addition to any summer BBQ or picnic. Let’s get cooking!
– 2 heads of fresh iceberg lettuce, chopped
– 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
– Salt and pepper, to taste
– 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
– 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
– 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
– 1 tablespoon honey
– 1 garlic clove, minced
– 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
– Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
– 1/2 cup mayonnaise
To make the vinaigrette:
In a small bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, white balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper until emulsified. Set aside.
To assemble the salad:
In a large bowl, combine the chopped lettuce, Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the top and toss to combine.
Add the mayonnaise to the salad and toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
Divide the salad among individual plates and serve immediately. Enjoy!