Meg and Mary’s Salad

Prep Time

15 minutes

Prep Notes

This salad used to be called Rick and Charlies Salad, but my daughter Meggie and I made so many changes to it that we now call it Meg and Mary's salad.  Besides, we don't know who Rick and Charlie are.  This is a crowd pleaser!

Cooking Time



6 servings


Salad Ingredients

3 heads Romaine lettuce,clean, chop, spin-dry and chill

¾ cup quartered grape tomatoes

½ cup chopped purple cabbage

1 jar artichoke hearts, drained, chopped

½ cup red onion, chopped

¼ cup chopped Italian parsley

½ cup Parmigianino reggiano cheese, coarsely grated in Cuisinart

Salt and fresh ground pepper

Optional ingredients

Toasted pinenuts

Diced cucumbers

Chopped fresh basil

Kalamata olives, quartered


½ cup salad oil- can use some EVOO if you like (we like 1/4c.  EVOO and 1/4c.  Safflower oil)

1/3 apple cider vinegar

Whisk together


Toss together salad ingredients, except salt and pepper,  then add dressing a little at a time. You may not need it all.  Add salt and pepper to taste.(The salt and pepper are important so don’t omit). 


Meg and Mary Battista