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Zoï's salad

The perfect combination of lettuce, tomatoes, walnuts and parmesan cheese tossed with a sweet balsamic vinaigrette.

Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Light meal, Salad
Servings: 2 people
Author: Mia Kouppa


  • 3 - 4 cups mixed greens washed and dried
  • 2 chopped green onions (white and green part)
  • 1/3 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese plus 1 tsp for sprinkling on top

For the dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a mason jar or other container with a lid combine all the ingredients for the dressing and shake until well combined. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine all of the salad ingredients except for the parmesan cheese.
  • Pour in the dressing and using your clean hands or utensils mix your salad, ensuring that the dressing is evenly distributed. Add the 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese and toss again.
  • Sprinkle the additional teaspoon of parmesan over the top of the salad right before serving.
  • Enjoy!


The serving size range listed depends on whether you will be serving this salad as a light meal, or a side.
This recipe can easily be doubled.
If you don't have grated parmesan cheese, you can substitute grated romano cheese or grated Greek mizithra.