Easy Grilled Romaine Salad Recipe
If you haven’t had grilled romaine salad before, you’re going to love this recipe! This Grilled Romaine salad recipe is the perfect salad for outdoor gatherings. When fresh 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. 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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Our test kitchen and taste testers were blown away at how delicious this salad is. They weren’t expecting to enjoy a “warm” lettuce salad. Instead, they goggled up their plate and were shocked at how delicious and flavorful this salad was. 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
Whisk together the dressing ingredients (garlic, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, balsamic, mustard, soy sauce, brown sugar, paprika, salt and black pepper). Set aside.
Heat the grill to medium-high to high heat (depending on grill’s heat intensity). Make sure to scrape the grill grates so they are clean & food won't stick as easily.
Lightly coat the romaine lettuce heads with oil. Grill the romaine until they’re gently cooked and slightly charred.
Allow grilled romaine to cool. Lay on a serving tray, drizzle dressing on top and sprinkle with cheese. Serve with lemon wedges and enjoy!
This recipe was originally published in 2019 and was updated in 2020.