Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Grilled Romaine

Lettuce, on the grill? Absolutely.

Grilled salads have become very popular recently. Or maybe they have always been popular and I'm just noticing them more. Either way, I have come to love grilled salads.

Last summer I made these grilled salad skewers. And a few months ago our friend made this grilled ciabatta bread salad for us.

On Saturday night I took a head of romaine lettuce, cleaned it, and cut it in half lengthwise. I trimmed off a bit of the bottom, being careful not to take too much off causing the leaves to fall off.

When I was ready to grill, I put some oil on the grill and threw the lettuce on for about 3 minutes on each side. I probably could have left it on just a touch longer.
I could have made a creamy dressing, but instead seasoned the grilled romaine with only salt, freshly ground black pepper, and balsamic vinegar. It tasted like summer! I will definitely make this again, but next time maybe with a Caesar-like dressing.

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  1. hey, this is great. I have a co-worker who is always asking me how to make a grilled salad and he never believes me when I say just toss the whole washed head of romaine on the grill. He doesn't get the concept that it will kind of wilt but that's the point of it. I'll forward this one to him!

  2. Grilled romaine makes for a wonderful smoky grilled salad!

  3. I agree, grilled romaine is so simple and delicious! I can't wait to do it again, maybe with some grilled tomatoes too.

  4. I've never made grilled romaine but I bet it is delicious, especially with the balsamic.