Have you ever tried grilled romaine lettuce? This creative salad combines smoky and fresh flavors for a delicious new spin on summer grill-outs. Better still, this crunchy, savory Caesar salad would pair well with almost anything else you’d want to toss on the grill!
• 2 large heads of romaine lettuce
• 1 Tbsp of avocado oil or olive oil (avocado oil has a high smoke point)
• Pinch each of kosher salt and black pepper
• Grated parmesan cheese
• 2 cups of Randall Great Northern Beans, drained
• 1 clove of garlic, minced
• 1 Tbsp of lemon juice
• 1 Tbsp of olive oil or avocado oil
• 1/4 tsp each of kosher salt and black pepper
• 2 Tbsp of fresh parsley, chopped
• Store-bought Caesar dressing (Ken’s Steak House Creamy Caesar dressing and Marzetti Supreme Caesar dressing are both very good brands)
1. Heat your grill to medium heat.
2. Prepare the romaine by leaving it whole. Then rinse the head of lettuce to remove any dirt. Pat dry with a clean towel.
3. Use a knife to carefully cut the romaine heads in half lengthwise (starting at the bottom) and use a paper or cloth towel to clean any remaining bits of dirt from the inner leaves. Then arrange it on a baking sheet and lightly drizzle the cut sides with oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and set aside.
4. In the meantime, add the drained Randall Great Northern Beans to a small mixing bowl along with garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, and fresh parsley. Toss to combine. Taste and adjust the flavor as needed, adding more lemon for acidity, salt to taste, or garlic for zing.
5. Grill the romaine until grill marks appear (1-2 minutes). As the lettuce wilts, it will fall apart more easily, so be careful when turning it on the grill.
6. Remove the romaine and transfer it to a large cutting board. Top with Randall Great Northern Beans and the desired amount of store-bought Caesar dressing. Add parmesan cheese.
7. Once the salad is dressed, chop it into large bites with a knife, lightly toss it on the cutting board, and transfer it to a serving bowl or platter.
8. Enjoy immediately!
Recipe inspired by and picture courtesy of minimalistbaker.com.