Crispy Veal and Walnut Salad
Crispy Veal cutlet walnut salad

Crispy Veal and Walnut Salad

This Crispy Veal and Walnut Salad is nothing short of a nutritional powerhouse that covers all the bases: veggies (romaine, onions), fruit (apple slices), a touch of fat (walnuts), and a generous helping of protein-packed veal. Now that's what we call a salad. Oh, and did we mention it only takes 40 minutes to prep?
The possibilities are endless with an easy and quick salad like this. Leftovers are perfect for lunch or a make ahead meal. Make this salad yours by using your favorite toppings or follow this recipe to try something new! Grilling season, you have to check out our Grilled Mediterranean Veal Salad as well!

Prep Time:
30 minutes

Cook Time:
10 minutes

Total Time:
40 minutes



  • 4 veal cutlets (about 4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup bread crumbs, panko
  • 1/2 cup Canola oil as needed for frying


  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill, minced
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • walt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Canola oil


  • 4 cups Romaine lettuce, cut bite size
  • 1/3 cup walnut pieces, coarsely chopped
  • 1 apple, diced (Granny or Red Delicious)
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 4-5 red onions, sliced
  • 4 lemon wedges


  1. Prepare dressing by whisking vinegar, lemon, honey, parsley, dill, salt and pepper together in a bowl. Slowly add oil while whisking constantly. Hold for later use.

  2. Pound cutlets thin and apply a standard breading procedure: blot dry, season with salt, pepper and paprika, dredge in flour, then into egg, then bread crumbs. Make sure to press panko bread crumbs into veal.

  3. Heat oil in medium sauté pan to about 350°F over medium heat (until shimmering but not smoking). Working in batches, add the breaded veal to the hot oil and pan fry on the first side for about 2 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Turn once and finish pan frying on the second side, about 2 minutes more or until it reaches an internal temperature of 160°F. Drain briefly on absorbent paper towels and use immediately or hold hot for service.

  4. While veal is draining, mix the lettuce, walnuts, apples, blue cheese, onions. Add dressing as needed and toss gently.

  5. Serve one veal cutlet over 1-1/2 cups of salad. Garnish with lemon wedges.

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