We just tried this recipe this week and it is honestly outstanding from the perspective of the dressing. The grilled romaine part didn't do a whole lot for me and I would probably just skip that step as the dressing was a star! We literally scraped the bowl clean and I can't wait to make it again. It was wonderful on the lettuce, grilled chicken and steamed asparagus. I would chose this dressing over a store bought any day. Next time I'll probably double it and just make entree salads - 100% a keeper! Note: Use extra herbs (really any kind you want will do, I had parsley, chive & oregano ready from my garden) and several cloves (or one large elephant garlic clove) of garlic in this recipe. Great for a cookout / weeknight meal - Enjoy!
Grilled Romaine with Creamy Herb Dressing
jmeleeS Posted: 08/11/11
MonAmie Posted: 09/19/11
Love, love, love this recipe! I've already made it two times in one week! From what I've read, others had trouble with the romaine or didn't grill it, but I actually thought it was the best part and did stay very crispy on the grill. I cleaned and halved the romaine head a few hours before grill time, and turned it cut-side down on some paper towels to drain. When it was time for grilling, I brushed the cut sides with olive oil and I also added salt and peper (before grilling). My husband threw them on for two minutes, and they came out perfect! Dressing was unbelievably tasty as well. I made it ahead of time and let it marinate a little so the garlic didn't have quite as much of a bite. I also cut the mayo portion in half and added low-fat sour cream with it to lighten it a little more. My husband doesn't like dill, so I added chives instead. It was a hit!
carolfitz Posted: 10/03/11
Made to recipe, prepping the dressing earlier in the day. Mixed reviews on grilled romaine, but it's always good to try something new. The dressing was great, assertive enough to complement the smokey greens. First course to CL's bison kebabs.
latmy52 Posted: 09/05/11
I made this recipe not too long ago. The dressing was amazing. My family doesn't normally like homemade dressings, but this was A-Ok. I skipped the step for grilling the romaine. That did not sound appetizing and I figured it would be soggy. I made homemade croutons from 100% whole wheat bread. I also grilled some chicken breasts drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with no-sodium salt substitute and fresh ground black pepper. I also added some grape tomatoes I sliced in half. It turned out great. This is great for a summer salad when it is hot outside. I will be making this again!!! Great recipe!!!
Katy27 Posted: 10/27/11
This was delicious. It was an easy healthy way to make wilted lettuce with a fun crispiness. The dressing was really tasty as well. Highly recommend!
veryslowcook Posted: 08/20/12
This is an impressive dish, but easy to make. I was excited to try a grilled romaine salad after we had one at a nice restaurant. I was worried that my gas grill wouldn't give it a nice smoky flavor, but we were so very pleased with the outcome! The dressing is fantastic -- I used dried dill and fresh basil, chives, and parsley; also cut lemon by half and used half FF mayo & half light sour cream.
JulieRae97 Posted: 11/20/12
Loved the dressing!
sirrah231 Posted: 06/30/13
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!
Hana1itzahki Posted: 03/30/12
I'm so glad I found this recipe online! I made it a few times over the summer but have some how misplaced the page that I tore out of the magazine. Can't wait to make it again!
foodieforpeace Posted: 06/14/13
This is a delicious recipe. We only made the dressing which was used on a mixed greens and vegetable salad. The fresh herbs and garlic made this special. Will make this again.