Butter Lettuce Salad with Olives and Manchego

This is a bright and easy salad with great salty flavor and crunch from the breadcrumbs. It goes with pretty much anything, and I make it often for lunches during the work day. Again, I don’t put measurements on some ingredients below because I think ratio of salad to cheese and other toppings is a personal choice based on preferences!

Butter Lettuce Salad with Olives and Manchego

Prep Time20 minutes
Servings: 2 (2-4 for side salad)


  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 1/2 cup Castelvetrano olives
  • Shaved manchego cheese
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp butter


  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Salt and pepper


  • Tear butter lettuce into bite sized pieces and arrange on a nice salad platter (presentation people!!)
  • Whisk dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Add butter to pan, add panko crumbs and stir until they are golden brown, making sure they don't burn (5 minutes.)
  • Shave manchego cheese over salad (or just break off in chunks), add olives and some salt and pepper. Drizzle with dressing and top with breadcrumbs.

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