Grilled Caesar Salad


Grilled Romain Caesar Salad

Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad

What are you making for dinner? I hear that question quite a bit. I often have a plan in place, but tonight I did not. As I stared blankly at my almost empty refrigerator, it was obvious that all I could muster was some sort of salad. It’s time to fire up the grill, after the long winter, I thought. Grilled salad, what a brilliant idea, if I say so myself! If a grill isn’t available to you, a grill pan on the stove-top works just as well. Add a protein and you have a great meal.

  • 2 romaine lettuce hearts (stem in tact, sliced down the middle)
  • 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Freshly shaved parmesan cheese (optional)

Preheat grill to medium high. Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice over the romaine leaves and season with salt and pepper. Place the romaine hearts on the grill and cook for 1-2 minutes per side, until lightly charred. Place cooked romaine hearts on a plate and drizzle with the dressing (see recipe below), top with the cheese.

Caesar Salad Ingredients

Citrus Caesar Dressing

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons anchovy paste (don’t skip this, it gives the dressing great flavor)
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Place all the ingredients in a pint size jar with a lid. Secure the lid, then shake to blend well. Store the dressing in the refrigerator, covered, for up to a week.


  1. Susan Nathanson

    Hi Pammie, Even when I am busy your foodie- emails are the best way to relax. This dressing sounds so good and I have never used white vinegar with my dressing…I can’t wait to try it out. Grilling it sounds super delicious. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas.

  2. I’ve never tried grilling lettuce- I didn’t know it was even possible to be honest! If you’re interested, I’d love for you to share a post at the blogger link up I host on Tuesdays. All you need is a URL to share, and it’s a great way to network! I wrote a quick explanation on my main menu under ‘Tell em Tuesdays’ if you want some more information 🙂

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