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Grilled Romaine Salad Recipe

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American, BBQ-Grilling
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 168 kcal
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!


  • 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

For the Dressing

  • 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


Make the Dressing

  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  3.  Lightly coat romaine lettuce head with oil. Grill the lettuce until they’re individually cooked and slightly charred.

  4. Allow lettuce to cool. Lay romaine on large platter, drizzle dressing on top and sprinkle with cheese. Serve with lemon wedges and enjoy!