This month’s theme is grilling which put me into a bit of a panic. Since our move, our outdoor grill has been non-functional without a gas hookup. Thankfully, we have our trusty George Foreman Grill as a backup.
I have been wanting to make grilled romaine salad ever since a fantastic dinner at Jonathan’s Cork in Tucson. I love the combination of the hot grill marks and cold crisp lettuce. For our topping, I included a little bit of crumbled bacon (yes, even dietitians enjoy a little bacon every now and then), some organic blue cheese and a sprinkling of raspberry balsamic vinegar. The result was outstanding, and this salad couldn’t have been easier to make.
Sprinkle with crumbled bacon and blue cheese. Sprinkle with raspberry balsamic vinaigrette. Serve immediately! (One romaine heart equals two servings.)
Tip: When buying bacon, look for nitrate-free, antibiotic-free, hormone-free on the package. It is getting easier and easier to find at the regular grocery store.
Grilled Romaine Salad
- 1 package romaine hearts
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1/4 cup crumbled bacon
- 1 Tbsp. raspberry balsamic vinegar
- Wash and dry your lettuce. Make sure the romaine is totally dry before you grill it or you will end up with a soggy salad. Do not trim the end, that is what holds the lettuce together. Simple slice the romaine heart in half.
- Place cut-side down on an oiled grill or George Foreman grill. Close the lid and cook for 2-3 minutes. Open the grill, flip the lettuce and grill for another 2 minutes. Don’t leave it on for too long or it will lose all of it’s crunch.
- Place the romaine cut-side up on a plate. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon and blue cheese. Sprinkle with raspberry balsamic vinaigrette. Serve immediately! (One romaine heart equals two servings.)
Don’t forget to browse through the rest of the Recipe Redux posts!
Alexandra made Grilled Summer Fruit Salad
Grilled Romaine Salad
Grilled Flank Steak with Grilled Corn and Peach Salsa
Grilled Sweet Peppers
Grilled Beet & Onion Salad with Goat Cheese
Grilled Polenta Veggie Stacks with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes
Char Siu BBQ Pork
Grilled Tandoori Chicken Skewers
Grilled Proscuitto Shrimp with Asian Dipping Sauce
Grilled Salmon Burgers with Cherry Chutney
Portobello mushrooms stuffed with spiced couscous
Succulent Sirloin Kabobs
Portabella Mushroom Burgers with Grilled Corn
Grilled Veggie Bean Burgers
Mushroom Burgers with the Works, Mushroom Cannellini Spread
Italian Grilled Turkey Burgers
Grilled Plantains: A Sweet Summer Side Dish
Grilled Eggplant & Two-Tomato Whole-Wheat Piadina
Grilled Watermelon Salad
Love that you used the Foreman. Interesting recipe. I also like EA's polenta recipe. Fun!
I confess to never having grilled romaine, but seriously want to know that I've read your post.
(and yeah… I eat bacon, too. Even dietitians gotta live a little 😉
love romaine on the grill! so glad you shared this… it looks delightful and perfect for the summer.
Love this easy idea! We use our Foreman quite a bit. I will most definitely be trying this out. Hopefully you'll get your outdoor grill up and running soon 🙂
Definitely going to try this out! Looks delicious!
Never thought of grilling romaine. Definitely intrigued and will be making this during the summer. Thanks for the inspiration.
I love love love this idea! I can't wait to recreate it!
I have had a grilled salad once before and the flavor is amazing!
I've never had grilled romaine before! It looks so good and the bits of cheese and bacon must add an interesting kick to this salad 🙂
I've never tried grilling romaine…what an interesting salad! I can't wait to try it. I have struggled with my weight most of my life and recently turned over a new leaf by modifying my recipes on my blog to low fat/low cal. This will work with what I'm doing!
Love your recipe. I am a huge romaine lettuce fan but have never grilled it before. Glad to be part of Recipe Redux with you and look forward to reading your July post!
I've never tried this but it looks so simple and delicious. Thanks!
Love an easy recipe like this! Can't wait to try it. Perfect side dish for simple grilled salmon or a burger.
I have always heard grilled romaine is good and yours looks great! Now I definitely have to try it!!
Grilled romaine was my backup if the eggs didn't turn out :p Looks great! I also love your all-natural bacon-buying recs. If I'm going to eat bacon, I'm gonna make sure it's high-quality!
Yum!! I'm trying this!
I bet I can even get Michael to eat it with bacon 🙂
Definitely will try this! I think my husband would eat a popsicle stick if I put bacon and blue cheese on it, so I'm sure he'll especially like this.
Kat's popsicle stick comment cracked me up. I love love love grilled romaine but haven't made it in forever so thanks for the inspiration (see, you really live up to your name 🙂 Making it today with some ricotta salada cheese – yum.
I've grilled Romain before – but then made it as part of a complicated dish. I love the simplicity of sprinkling a few flavors on top and then – DONE!
Looks delicious! I haven't had grilled romaine in a while- already thinking about doing this for dinner tomorrow night!
I have grilled romaine to the delight of all (brushed with olive oil and salt and peppered). The dressing I use is as follows; 5 or more minced garlic, 1C or more of gorgonzola cheese, enough 1/2&1/2 to smooth out the dressing, beat together. I love to chop up a pear or two and roast some pecans and sprinkle them over the salad. Not only beautiful but delicious.
Linda, that dressing sounds delicious and close to what I probably had at the restaurant that first time. And pecans, yum!
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Just makes me wanna go out and buy a Foreman grill.
Delish recipe! Gonna pin it.
And happy anniversary. 😉
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