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a white ceramic bowl filled with fresh herb salad with shaved parmesan cheese.
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Herb Salad with Shaved Parmesan

This simple herb-filled salad is bursting with flavor! Fresh mint, watercress, dill, chives, and parsley are tossed with an assertive lemon, vinaigrette then topped with shaved parmesan cheese. This salad a must-have in your recipe rotation!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 119kcal



  • 1 c parsley leaves
  • 1 c mint leaves
  • 1 c torn dill
  • 2 c watercress thin stems and leaves only
  • ½ c snipped chives
  • ½ shaved parmesan cheese use a vegetable peeler to shave long ribbons of fresh Parmesan


  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • zest from one lemon
  • salt and pepper


  • Wash the herbs in ice-cold water and spin dry in a salad spinner, then lay them out on a towel to air-dry for a little while.
  • To make the dressing whisk together the dijon mustard and lemon juice and zest then slowly stream in the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Toss all of the herbs, watercress, and shaved parmesan cheese together with the dressing. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.


Ingredient Notes:
  • Herbs: You can use a variety of different herbs or tender baby lettuces for this salad like cilantro, chervil, arugula, basil, or tarragon. 
  • Parmesan Cheese: Feel free to omit the cheese for a dairy-free, vegan salad. 
Prepping This Salad Ahead:
  • To prep this salad in advance, wash and dry the herbs and make the vinaigrette but keep them separate. Toss just before serving. 

Salad Spinner | Mixing Bowls 


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 318mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3413IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 3mg