Lacy Parmesan Salad Baskets

Kelly Williams


Crisp spring salad all piled inside pretty little parmesan cheese baskets! Easy to make! Perfect for Easter, lunches, parties or dinners!
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Makes 5-6


30 Min


5 Min



1 cup
+ 2 tbl. shredded parmesan cheese
2 Tbl.
finely chopped pecans


4 cups
fresh mixed baby lettuces and spring greens
1 cup
halved red and/or green grapes, seedless
2/3 Tbl.
chopped pecans
5-6 Tbl.
raspberry vinaigrette dressing, or to taste
apple, thinly sliced or diced
pear, thinly sliced or diced
1/4 tsp.
salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp.
pepper, or to taste
5-6 tsp.
shredded parmesan cheese for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat a small non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle 3 Tbl. cheese and 1 teaspoons chopped pecans over the bottom of the frying pan in the center, but a thin layer. Cook for 1-2 minutes or til the edges are golden brown and cheese is bubbly. Lift out of pan with spatula, invert hot cheese disk over inverted drinking glass or small custard cups. Cool completely. Repeat making 5-6 baskets.
For salad: Just toss ingredients in large bowl, drizzle with salad dressing and season with S&P if needed or desired. Toss to coat.
Pile salad into cooled, firm parmesan baskets, sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon shredded parmesan cheese and serve immediately.
*Baskets can be made ahead and stored between sheets of waxed paper in airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. And mini ones can be made for appies!

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