Butter Leaf Salad with Cerignola Olives, Shaved Parmesan, and Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette

Such a long title for this simple yet delicious salad. I re-created this salad from my local favorite restaurant. I love the soft butter lettuce with the thinly sliced Italian olives and the sharp Parmesan cheese tossed together with the sweetened roasted tomato vinaigrette. The combination of flavors and textures is wonderful! My husband and I both love ordering this salad but it’s not always available so now I can have it at home whenever I like! My kids and my mother in law (who happened to be visiting) also really loved the salad and the vinaigrette.

Butter Leaf Salad with Cerignola Olives, Shaved Parmesan, and Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Inspired by Mingo


  • Butter leaf lettuce, cleaned and torn into pieces
  • Cerignola olives, sliced
  • Shaved Parmesan
  • Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette
  • Freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Combine the butter leaf lettuce, sliced olives, and shaved Parmesan together in a large bowl. Drizzle the roasted tomato vinaigrette on top then toss to coat evenly. Season with freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately! Enjoy.


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18 Responses to “Butter Leaf Salad with Cerignola Olives, Shaved Parmesan, and Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette”

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    mia xara — September 20, 2011 @ 5:37 am

    This salad is truly mouth-watering, Pam!The vinaigrette is a perfect match!:)


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    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente — September 20, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    I agree with mia it is mouth watering. I rarely use lettuce in a salad as my husband is not keen, he prefers spinach, rocket, chard etc but I am sure he would love this. Diane


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    Lenia — September 20, 2011 @ 8:54 am

    Excellent salad'healthy and yummy!


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    Parsley Sage — September 20, 2011 @ 9:49 am

    Delish! That vinaigrette sounds amazing :)


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    Three Sisters — September 20, 2011 @ 11:16 am

    I've been on a salad kick and I can't wait to try this!


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    StephenC — September 20, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    Butter lettuce may well be my favorite. Wish you had included the tomato vinaigrette recipe because it all looks so good.


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    Amy @ Slice O Matic — September 20, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

    I just started putting parmesan in my salads, i love the bitter taste of cheese with my salad. I was looking for some new salad recipes for my new diet and landed here. Thanks for the recipe!


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    PeggyR — September 20, 2011 @ 1:43 pm

    That looks good and very different.


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    Anonymous — September 20, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    I was hoping you would post the salad recipe! It looks delicious, Pam!

    Kim in MD


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    Amish Stories — September 20, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

    Im trying to eat more salads myself. Looks like a healthy recipe. Richard from Amish Stories.


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    Joanne — September 20, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    This would be the perfect accompaniment to just about any meal!


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    Marjie — September 20, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

    Amazing how such a simple combination can be so memorable!


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    Erin — September 20, 2011 @ 7:21 pm

    Love a good salad – perfect lunch!


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    The Blonde Duck — September 20, 2011 @ 10:58 pm



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    Fran AmenĂ¡bar Ch. — September 20, 2011 @ 11:02 pm

    It's always great to have a colourfull salad


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    Cooking Creation — September 20, 2011 @ 11:26 pm

    That is my kind of salad! I'm an olivholic!


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    Words Of Deliciousness — September 21, 2011 @ 3:23 am

    Yum, I love salads and this one looks delicious.


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    Mary — September 21, 2011 @ 4:05 am

    This looks wonderful, Pam. I'm loving all of these flavors!


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