I've never been a big salad eater...lettuce with a little dressing just seems kind of blah to me. Well, my mind has been changed...or maybe I should say my taste buds have reconsidered. A few months ago, a friend had us over for dinner, and served grilled romaine salad before dinner. My husband and I looked at each other like she had lost her mind, but it was surprisingly one of the yummiest things I have ever eaten! Now every time I see grilled romaine on a menu at a restaurant, I order it. I decided that with summer coming, it's time for me to lose a few pounds, so I wanted to try to make it myself at home. It turned out perfectly!!! So, today, I am going to share my super easy, absolutely delicious grilled romaine salad recipe with you!
You will need a head of romaine lettuce for two salads. Wash your lettuce first, then cut your head of romaine in half, lengthwise.
Drizzle olive oil on the inside of the lettuce, coating pretty well.
Grill face down on medium heat for about 3-4 minutes.
This is what your lettuce will look like...slightly charred and crisp.
It changes the taste of the lettuce a bit...now your romaine will have a nice nutty flavor.
Now drizzle your grilled romaine with your favorite dressing and the toppings of your choice.
I prefer balsamic dressing with blue cheese crumbles and sometimes crumbled bacon pieces.
Eat it alone or pair it with your favorite pasta dish. Our family enjoys it with my cajun chicken pasta!
Do you have any interesting salad recipes that you want to share? Leave them in the comments below!