Grilled Caesar Salad


I can't eat a boring salad. There is simply no reason to. I'm on a forever quest to make new and interesting simple salads that taste delicious. My most recent obsession is grilled salad. After you make this salad head on over to my other grilled salad recipe and get you some.

What You'll Need

  • 2 heads of romain lettuce
  • Fresh parmesan
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Caesar dressing

Cut each head in half lengthwise and wash thoroughly. Get in the nock and crannies being careful not to rip the leafs off the head. Carefully slice the brown part off of the bottom of the stem, make sure you keep it in tact. Dry the lettuce really well and set aside.

I used a stove top cast iron grill pan, but feel free to use a traditional grill. Cut tomatoes in half lengthwise (I used two heaping handfuls) and place them in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste, I also added a dash of onion and garlic powder and a pinch of cumin, however those ingredients are optional. Squeeze juice of one lime and drizzle olive oil over top. You want there to be extra liquid to spoon on the grilled lettuce.

With the lettuce facing inside out, drizzle a bit of olive oil, not too much, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Place each head inside facing down on the grill. The heat should be pretty hot so that you get those glorious grill marks and a bit of smokey flavor. This will take just a few minutes.

Serve immediately, if you let it sit the lettuce will wilt and that's not cute! Spoon the tomatoes overtop the lettuce along with some of that good juice. Using a veggie peeler to shave off as much of the fresh Parmesan as you like. I added a small amount of Caesar dressing on top. What's one more drizzle?

I served this salad with a simple baked chicken made with salt, pepper, fresh herbs and lemon. Enjoy!