Freshness is a salad’s selling point, and personally, I like my lettuce and fixings cold. So why throw perfectly crunchy lettuce on a grill? Because I can, that’s why.
Grilling Romaine lettuce takes less than five minutes, but adds a flavor only charcoal can provide. The bold Whole(some) grain dressing freshens up the wilting Romaine.
I rarely offer Aaron salad. His response is usually a guffaw, accompanied by, “No”. But when I told him we would be grilling our lettuce, he was intrigued. When I served him the Caesar salad, he looked confused as he approached the leafy pile with caution. One bite, and silence. “I’d eat this salad everyday.”
Needless to say, if I can convert my meat-loving man into a salad eater with this recipe, you may also find success.
Grilled Caesar Salad
One head of Romaine Lettuce
Whole(some) grain dressing, recipe below
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving
Croutons, if desired
Separate Romaine leaves, and wash thoroughly.
Toss in Wholesome Grain Dressing and parmesan cheese.
Grill 2 minutes per side on low heat.
Chop, and add croutons and more cheese, if desired.
Whole(some) Grain Dressing
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons Whole grain mustard
2 cloves garlic, puree
Salt and pepper
3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Stir lemon juice, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper together.
Whisk or beat in olive oil slowly.
Store in refrigerator.