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.
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. 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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- 2 medium heads romaine lettuce , cut lengthwise into wedges
- olive oil for brushing the romaine lettuce
- 1/2 cup crumbled or grated cheese (choose your favorite!)
- lemon wedges for serving and squeezing over salad
- 2 cloves garlic , crushed or fine mince
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil for the dressing
- Zest of 1 fresh lemon
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce (use Tamari for Gluten Free)
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt , or to taste
- black pepper to taste
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.
Lightly coat romaine lettuce head with oil. Grill the lettuce until they’re individually cooked and slightly charred.
- Allow lettuce to cool. Lay romaine on large platter, drizzle dressing on top and sprinkle with cheese. Serve with lemon wedges and enjoy!