Photo: Mary Britton Senseney/Wonderful Machine; Styling: Cindy Barr and Lindsey Lower
Hands-on Time
27 Mins
Total Time
27 Mins
Serves 4

Based on the BLT, this hearty Charred BLT Salad starts with Romaine; then strips of prosciutto, crunchy bread cubes, and cherry tomatoes are scattered on top--finishing with blue cheese that begins to melt when it hits the warm lettuce.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil; swirl to coat. Add prosciutto; cook 4 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove prosciutto with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels. Add bread to pan; cook 3 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently. Combine prosciutto and bread. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan. Add tomatoes; cook 5 minutes or until skins begins to split, stirring frequently. Pour tomatoes and olive oil into a small bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Step 3

Coat cut sides of lettuce with cooking spray. Place lettuce, cut side down, on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Cook 2 minutes or until well marked. Place 1 lettuce half on each of 4 plates. Divide prosciutto mixture and tomato mixture among servings. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon onions and 1/2 ounce cheese.

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Ratings & Reviews

flowbleu's Review

July 15, 2013
Wow..made this for a concert picnic. Prepared everything and then assembled it there. It traveled well and was delicious! I used bacon and heirloom cherry tomatoes. They were so good charred. We will make this again and again!

loddiedoddie's Review

April 26, 2013
Delicious!! This was a big hit. My 10 yr old even had seconds! I did not have blue cheese so I used Feta. We smashed the tomatoes on top to make a bit of a dressing. I will definitely make this again. Maybe try some avocado or kalamata olives to put a different twist on it.

mulletkitty's Review

July 07, 2012
Didn't do much for me; a one time dish -- and I love grilled salads.


July 07, 2012
Seriously good! Boursin shallot and chive cheese was my sub for blue cheese. This was seriously good! I'm making it again tonight but with good bacon

Hansontlee's Review

May 27, 2012
Very good. Excellent summer dinner. My husband doesn't care for blue cheese so i substituted feta on his.

srfrgrl's Review

May 20, 2012
Husband was skeptical until he took a bite. Definitely a keeper!

JodyVT1977's Review

May 10, 2012
Used bacon instead of prosciutto (all I had), skipped the bread and added sliced avocado. So much flavor! Love.

crusnock's Review

April 23, 2012
Delicious, quick, and easy. We are not a big fan of blue cheese, so we substituted feta. Seared the romaine on an indoor grill pan vs. the outdoor grill.

bmgrsgjag's Review

April 22, 2012
I would make this for company. Excellent recipe. Whole family loved it, including 8 year old. I can't wait to try it with tomatoes from my garden rather than the store bought cherry tomatoes.