Jennifer Davick
Prep Time
10 Mins
Grill Time
11 Mins
Makes 8 servings

Grilled lettuce? Oh, yes. We think once you've eaten this grilled romaine salad, you may never settle for raw lettuce again.

How to Make It

Step 1

Pull off tough outer leaves of romaine bunches, and discard; cut bunches in half lengthwise, keeping leaves intact. Peel onion, and cut in half vertically, keeping core (root end and top) intact. Cut each half into 4 wedges. Brush lettuce and onion evenly with olive oil.

Step 2

Coat cold cooking grate evenly with cooking spray, and place on grill over medium heat (300° to 350°). Place onion wedges on cooking grate, and grill, covered with grill lid, 3 to 4 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness. Remove onion wedges.

Step 3

Place romaine halves, cut sides down, on cooking grate. Grill, without grill lid, 2 to 3 minutes or just until wilted.

Step 4

Divide grilled lettuce, cut sides up, evenly among serving plates. Top each with 1 onion wedge (separate into slices, if desired), and drizzle with Buttermilk-Chive Dressing. Sprinkle evenly with shaved Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

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Ratings & Reviews

lhouston's Review

June 03, 2009
Grilling romaine is genius!! It sweetens the lettuce. My husband and I grill chicken breasts to serve along side or mix together for a quick, easy meal with virtually no clean up! We typically don't repeat recipes because we always like to try new things, but this is one of our few stand-by recipes. It's also great with bottled caesar dressing, parmesan and some croutons. We've also served it to guests who have been very impressed!

stellacorona's Review

October 25, 2010
i agree, this was awesome! nice change. the charred ends of romaine were also tasty. made the buttermilk-chive dressing to go with it.

cjmelt76's Review

August 22, 2009
What an excellent way to serve romaine! Made the recipe exactly as directed and it was delicious!

conniebuy's Review

January 18, 2014
was simple and good, but next time will make the following changes: will remove leaves from the tough stalk and will grill leaves separately; before removing from grill will sprinkle cheese on each leaf.

nlrutecki's Review

July 20, 2010
I wanted to find a recipe that was similar to the grilled mahi-mahi romaine salad at the "Lazy Dog Cafe." This did the trick and had a few additions that I really liked! Will make this again.

lovestocook826's Review

July 23, 2010
This salad was even better than I was expecting. The dressing was creamy and delicious. The grilled onion really set it off. Refreshing change from usual salad.