Gremolata Veal Cutlets with Arugula Salad


You've just got to try these gremolata veal cutlets – thin slices of luscious veal are coated in a zesty gremolata mixture then lightly pan-fried for a meal that comes together in 25 minutes flat. Pairs well with an arugula salad dressed in lemon juice and honey. Sub-30-minute meal perfection!


Prep Time:
15 minutes


Cook Time:
10 minutes


Total Time:
25 minutes




  • 1 pound veal leg cutlets, cut 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 large lemon

  • 1-1/2 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided

  • 4 cups baby arugula

  • 1/2 cup diced fresh tomato

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 4 large pitted dates, cut into thin slices

  • 1/4 cup loosely packed Parmesan cheese shavings

  • lemon wedges (optional)


  1. Pound veal cutlets to 1/8 inch thickness, if necessary. Combine garlic and pepper; press evenly onto cutlets.

  2. Grate peel and squeeze juice from lemon; reserve juice. Combine lemon peel, panko and parsley in shallow dish. Coat cutlets with crumb mixture, pressing lightly to coat both sides.

  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place half of cutlets in skillet; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown and veal is cooked through, turning once. Remove cutlets; keep warm. Wipe out skillet with paper towel. Repeat with remaining 2 tablespoons oil and cutlets. Season veal with 1/2 teaspoon salt.

  4. Place arugula and tomato in large bowl.

  5. Whisk reserved lemon juice and honey in small bowl until blended. Pour over arugula and tomato; toss to coat. Season with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper, if desired.

  6. Divide arugula mixture evenly among 4 serving plates. Top evenly with dates and cheese. Serve with veal. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired. Before serving, squeeze 1 lemon wedge over veal, if desired.

Chef’s Tip: *One and one-quarter cups unseasoned dry bread crumbs may be substituted for panko. To shave cheese, run a vegetable peeler over a piece of Parmesan, using a light touch for thin shavings


Nutritional Information Per Serving



35 g


20 g


4 g

Saturated Fat

758 mg


28 g


127 mg cholesterol; 2.5 g fiber; 12 g monounsaturated fat; 8.8 mg niacin; 0.4 mg Vitamin B6; 1.6 mcg Vitamin B12; 3.1 mg iron; 19.7 mcg selenium; 5.8 mg zinc; 9.5 mg choline.