This Grilled Romaine salad recipe is definitely a treat and perfect salad for outdoor gatherings. Have you ever had a grilled romaine salad before? If not, you’re in for a delicious surprise.

Grilled Romaine Salad Recipe for the Best Summer Salad Romaine Recipe on a plate

Grilled Romaine Salad Recipe for the Best Summer Salad Romaine Recipe on a grill

Best Grilled Romaine Salad Recipe

When fresh green romaine is grilled, a great smoky flavor comes out and gives a very unique and delicious flavor to the romaine lettuce. The grilled romaine lettuce holds up better to grilling than most regular soft lettuce varieties. That’s why this grilled romaine salad recipe is so delicious and popular! Adding some grilled chicken is a fantastic addition to grilled romaine. If you have some Caesar dressing on hand, this beautiful romaine can easily become a grilled romaine chicken Caesar salad. Too can add all the grilled romain hearts or romaine halves on a big platter with all the cheese. Then everyone can serve themselves and then add the dressing on top. Or you can just chop the grilled romaine, toss it with cheese or what ever else you want to add and it’ll become a fabulous chopped grilled romaine salad.

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Grilled Romaine Salad Recipe for the Best Summer Salad Romaine Recipe on a plate

Everyone we served this to was blown away at how much flavor and texture a simple salad can be. So add this grilled romaine salad recipe to your summer menu and everyone will be obsessed with how delicious this easy grilled romaine salad can be! Click here for more –> Healthy vegetable recipes.


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Grilled Romaine Salad Recipe

This salad is one of those recipes that's so flexible, you can make it what you want. If you have extra veggies to grill, add them to this salad. Grill some chicken to make an awesome chicken Ceasar with grilled romaine!
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  • 2 medium heads (2 medium heads) romaine lettuce , cut lengthwise into wedges
  • olive oil for brushing the romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup (60 g) crumbled or grated cheese (choose your favorite!)
  • lemon wedges for serving and squeezing over salad

For the Dressing

  • 2 cloves (2 cloves) garlic , crushed or fine mince
  • 3 Tablespoons  (45 ml) olive oil for the dressing
  • Zest of 1 fresh lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) soy sauce (use Tamari for Gluten Free)
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) kosher salt , or to taste
  • black pepper , to taste


  • Make the Dressing: Combine dressing ingredients (garlic, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, balsamic, mustard, soy sauce, brown sugar, paprika, salt and black pepper) in mason jar. Close the lid and shake ingredients together until well combined. Or combine all ingredients together in medium bowl and whisk until combined. Set aside.
  • Heat the grill or bbq to medium-high to high heat (depending on grill’s heat intensity). Scrape the grill grates to make sure they are clean.
  • Grill Romaine: Lightly coat romaine lettuce head with oil. Grill the lettuce until they’re individually cooked and slightly charred.
  • Allow lettuce to cool slightly. Lay romaine on large platter, drizzle dressing on top and sprinkle with cheese. Serve with lemon wedges and enjoy!


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 168kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 471mg, Potassium: 13mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 310IU, Vitamin C: 3.4mg, Calcium: 105mg, Iron: 0.2mg

This recipe was originally published in 2018 and re-published in 2021 with updated photos.

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