Grilled Caesar Salad…yes, grilled

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.

Pat dry.

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.


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3 responses to “Grilled Caesar Salad…yes, grilled

  1. Pingback: Grilled Pork Chops and Applesauce | The Wholesome Whisk

  2. Caesar Salad is one of my favourite salads – this warm version sounds fab!

  3. Mmm, I LOVE grilled caesar salad! I used to work in a restaurant that had a great one but they are closed now – so I’ll use this recipe to make my own! 🙂

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