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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Boston Lettuce with Shaved Parmesan

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 15 mins
  • servings: 8




  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds (4 heads) Boston lettuce, torn into pieces
  • 1 cup shaved (2 ounces) Parmesan cheese

Cook's Note

Use a sturdy vegetable peeler (a wide harp-shape one works best) to shave the Parmesan into long pieces.


  1. Step 1

    In a small bowl or jar, whisk or shake vinegar, mustard, and oil until combined and thickened; season with salt and pepper. (Dressing can be made ahead and refrigerated, covered, until ready to serve.)

  2. Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine lettuce with dressing and 3/4 cup cheese; toss gently to coat. Divide among plates, and top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Serve immediately.

Everyday Food, September 2005