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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!
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Author Tiffany


  • 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.