Romaine Salad Boats

This crispy romaine salad dish makes a great appetizer as well as a dinner salad. And it’s oil-free and vegan!

Scalloped white serving platter with Romaine Salad Boats.

I always see eyes get big when I bring this platter out and often have to make another (even when its just the two of us). If you already have the “Olivaise” or other oil-free vegan creamy style dressing ready and the tangy bites made, this comes together is less than five minutes. Baby romaine or the inner lighter leaves of mature romaine head work best because they are are right size and hold their shape when picked up.

Tools Used in this Recipe

  • Salad Spinner
  • Chef Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Serving platter or large dinner plate
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Romaine Salad Boats Recipe
This crispy romaine lettuce salad dish makes a great appetizer as well as a dinner salad.
Prep Time 5
Servings
Ingredients
  • 5 leaves romaine lettuce washed and thoroughly dried
  • 4 tbls [“Olivaise”|https://thenoilkitchen.com/olivaise-no-oil-vegan-mayonnaise] plus 3–4 Tbls lime or lemon juice or other creamy style dressing
  • 3 oz [Tangy Bites|https://thenoilkitchen.com/tangy-bites] 2–3 bites per lettuce leaf
  • 1/2 cup fresh herbs like cilantro or parsle
Prep Time 5
Servings
Ingredients
  • 5 leaves romaine lettuce washed and thoroughly dried
  • 4 tbls [“Olivaise”|https://thenoilkitchen.com/olivaise-no-oil-vegan-mayonnaise] plus 3–4 Tbls lime or lemon juice or other creamy style dressing
  • 3 oz [Tangy Bites|https://thenoilkitchen.com/tangy-bites] 2–3 bites per lettuce leaf
  • 1/2 cup fresh herbs like cilantro or parsle
Instructions
  1. In a measuring cup with a pouring spout, add the “Olivaise” and the lemon or lime juice and mix well with a fork.
  2. Place the lettuce leaves on a single layer of your platter.
  3. Pour a little dressing on each of the leaves.
  4. Add the tangy bites, 2–3 per leaf.
  5. Pour more dressing as desired.
  6. Add the fresh herbs on top.
  7. A sprinkle of the [Salt-free Cashew Spice Blend|https://thenoilkitchen.com/salt-free-cashew-spice-blend] is also really good on these salad boats.