Grilled romaine is a simple and delicious way to elevate your salad game. It’s a perfect dish for a summer barbecue or a weeknight dinner. Grilling romaine gives it a smoky flavor and a crispy texture that pairs well with a variety of dressings and toppings.
To make grilled romaine, start by preheating your grill to medium-high heat. Rinse and dry a head of romaine lettuce, and then cut it in half lengthwise. Brush the cut side of each half with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
Place the romaine halves cut side down on the grill, and cook for about 2-3 minutes until you see grill marks. Flip the romaine over and cook for another minute on the other side.
Once the romaine is grilled to your liking, remove it from the grill and let it cool for a minute. You can serve the grilled romaine halves as they are, or chop them into smaller pieces and add your favorite toppings and dressings.
Grilled romaine pairs well with a variety of dressings, such as balsamic vinaigrette, Caesar dressing, or even a simple olive oil and lemon juice dressing. You can also add toppings like croutons, bacon bits, shaved parmesan cheese, or even grilled chicken or shrimp.
Not only is grilled romaine a delicious and unique way to enjoy your salad, it’s also a healthy option. Romaine lettuce is low in calories and high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Grilling the romaine adds a smoky flavor without adding any additional fat or calories.
Grilled romaine is a tasty and healthy way to switch up your salad routine. It’s easy to make and customizable to your liking, making it a versatile dish for any occasion. So, next time you’re firing up the grill, give grilled romaine a try!
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