Romaine Finger Salad

Jump to Recipe · Rate This Recipe

Crunchy romaine leaves topped with Italian dressing and Parmesan cheese! A fun, easy, and tasty new way to serve up salad with this Romaine Finger Salad! 

Romaine Finger Salad | Creme de la Crumb

Taking a teeny tiny walk down memory lane today… do you mind?

Romaine Finger Salad | Creme de la Crumb

So maybe this is a little bit weird but I love finding out what kinds of things people eat for “snacks”. Particularly what people had for a snack when they were growing up. Chips and salsa were a daily snack staple in my house. But another favorite was to grab a piece of wheat bread – not toasted – and top it with cold slices of colbyjack cheese. With a slice of blueberry pomegranate juice.

If I had a nickel for every time I had that three-ingredient snack combination…

Romaine Finger Salad | Creme de la Crumb

When I was in junior high school, my best friend Abby’s mother would fix us snacks after school or on the weekends and although I always loved them, they were always new to me – and pretty much genius. I still remember the time she gave us a plate of cucumber slices sprinkled with salt.

P.S. my husband’s family does the same thing but with vinegar instead of salt. So good.

Romaine Finger Salad | Creme de la Crumb

My friend’s mom also served up finger salad on a regular basis. Either for a snack, or as an appetizer or side dish with dinner. A couple of weeks ago I couldn’t get it out of my head and it’s so darn easy that I just had to make it that very day. Romaine hearts topped with Italian dressing and parmesan cheese. My husband said he actually likes this better than most traditional salads and I’ve got him convinced that salads are the third greatest food ever so you know this has gotta be good.

You can use your favorite store-bought Italian salad dressing orrrrrr I’ve included a super easy and totally delicious 2 minute homemade version for you. You’re welcome!

And let’s be real, who doesn’t like finger-foods right??

Romaine Finger Salad | Creme de la Crumb

Romaine Finger Salad | Creme de la Crumb

Romaine Finger Salad

Crunchy romaine leaves topped with Italian dressing and Parmesan cheese! A fun, easy, and tasty new way to serve up salad!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • romaine hearts (see note), separated
  • Italian dressing (store-bought OR see homemade version below!)
  • shredded parmesan cheese (or any Italian cheese blend)

Homemade Italian Dressing

  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning


  • Separate the romaine leaves and place them in a single layer on a serving plate/platter.
  • Drizzle romaine leaves with generously with Italian dressing, then sprinkle with cheese to taste. Serve immediately.
  • For the homemade Italian dressing, add all ingredients to a jar, cover, and shake well. Store chilled in an airtight container.


The great thing about this recipe is that you can make as much or as little as you need for the number of people you are serving. I usually do 2-3 romaine leaves per person.
Did You Make This Recipe?Tag @cremedelacrumb1 on Instagram and hashtag it #cremedelacrumb!


Share The Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


5 stars
Great article! Very informative and helpful. Thanks

With the help of our expert team members and repair technicians, Maxixux Appliances CA offers same day troubleshooting of your damaged appliance at no extra cost. All our specialists are adept in their field of work and are professionally licensed.
Moreover, we only use high-quality parts and equipment so you are guaranteed with long-lasting and dependable appliance repair from us.

Seasonal Favorites