Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad Recipe

If you love grilling and you love salad, then this recipe is for you. It might sound strange, but grilling romaine lettuce is a true game-changer – the outer leaves char on the grill, adding a smoky, almost meaty flavor to the salad. The smoky taste is the perfect compliment to a traditional Caesar salad with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Seriously, you’ll never go back to normal salad again.

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Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad Recipe

  • 2 heads romaine lettuce
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano

For the dressing:

  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. anchovy paste
  • 3 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Photo credit: A Healthier Michigan

Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

For the dressing:
1. Combine ingredients in a pint-sized jar or dressing container by shaking the container.
*The dressing is good up to a week after it is made and placed in the refrigerator.

For the salad:

1. Rinse and pat lettuce dry.
2. Cut the lettuce heads in half length wise.
3. Brush the halves with extra virgin olive oil.
4. Place on grill for 4-5 minutes, turning occasionally.
5. Remove halves from the grill and place onto serving plates.
6. Drizzle with the Citrus Caesar Vinaigrette dressing.
7. Shave Parmigiano-Reggiano over each half and serve.

Nutritional Information per salad half:
Calories: 379g
Fat: 35g
Carb: 13g
Fiber: 7g
Sugar: 4g
Protein: 11g

Recipe from the Food Network.

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