This was so easy and so delicious! The dressing is really outstanding and the grilled lettuce was a nice change from standard salads. Definitely gave a gourmet twist to the meal. We also threw on some tomatoes and red onion. Don't be afraid to try grilling the romaine!
Grilled Romaine with Creamy Herb Dressing
A brief turn over hot coals wilts hearty romaine lettuce ever so slightly and infuses it with a delicious smoky flavor, yielding a special salad that's simple to prepare. Serve with any type of grilled meat, fish, or burgers.
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Total: 36 Minutes
- Calories: 132
- Fat: 13.4g
- Saturated fat: 1.3g
- Monounsaturated fat: 7.7g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 3.3g
- Protein: 0.7g
- Carbohydrate: 2.7g
- Fiber: 1g
- Cholesterol: 5mg
- Iron: 0.5mg
- Sodium: 325mg
- Calcium: 19mg
- 1 large head romaine lettuce, trimmed and halved lengthwise
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Cooking spray
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
- 3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/4 cup canola mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
- 2. Brush cut sides of lettuce evenly with oil. Place lettuce, cut sides down, on a grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cut each lettuce half lengthwise in half again to form 4 quarters. Sprinkle cut sides of lettuce with 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt.
- 3. Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, mayonnaise, and remaining ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well. Place 1 lettuce quarter on each of 4 salad plates; drizzle each serving with about 4 teaspoons dressing. Serve immediately.
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