I love this sensation salad. Popular here in Louisiana, it’s a simple mix of romaine lettuce, a mix of parmesan and other cheeses, and a lemon and olive oil salad dressing. Add in some croutons for some crunch. It’s simplicity at its best, and you’ll definitely want to try it.
What is a Sensation Salad?
So basically, a sensation salad is just a romaine lettuce salad with parmesan cheese and a simple lemon vinaigrette style dressing. This style of salad is really popular in Louisiana. They may be called the sensation salad or something else. Regardless, they are so easy to make and pair well with anything. I added blue cheese, because it just adds a pop more of flavor. However, you can always leave it out.
Equipment You’ll Need
Again, simplicity at its finest. You’ll need a large salad bowl, maybe some tongs, and a mason jar. I love mixing up all of my homemade salad dressings in a mason jar. That’s just me. You could always just use a small bowl or a measuring cup to make the dressing.
Ingredients You’ll Need
You have to use romaine for the recipe. It has the perfect crunch and has the perfect flavor to use in this salad.
Mainly, you’ll need a parmesan cheese. Not the powdery kind in the can. A shredded or a block you can shred yourself. I also added in some blue cheese. This just added perfectly to the boldness of the salad, but you can always leave the blue cheese out.
For the dressing you’ll need olive oil, another lighter oil like vegetable or canola oil, some apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and seasonings you should have at home. You’ll also grate or mince some of the parmesan cheese and add it in as well.
How to Make This Louisiana Sensation Salad
Chop romaine lettuce and add it to a large salad bowl. Top it with parmesan and blue cheeses and croutons.
In a separate bowl or mason jar, add all the ingredients for the dressing. Mix well and slowly add over the salad. Serve and enjoy!
- Large Salad Bowl
- Kitchen Knife
- Mason Jar
- 3 Chopped Romaine Lettuce Hearts
- 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
- 1/2 cup Blue Cheese
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- 1/2 cup Canola or Vegetable Oil
- 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- Juice of a Whole Lemon
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Pepper
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1/4 cup Grated or Finely Chopped Parmesan Cheese
- Chop romaine lettuce and add it to a large salad bowl. Top it with parmesan and blue cheeses and croutons.
- In a separate bowl or mason jar, add all the ingredients for the dressing. Mix well and slowly add over the salad. Serve and enjoy!
Blue cheese…?I personally added the blue cheese. However, if you’re not a fan, you can always leave it out. It’s still amazingly tasty without it.
Before you go…
Before you go, please let me know if you tried this Louisiana sensation salad. What did you think of it? Please let me know here or in the comments below! Happy cooking!