Grilled Romaine Caesar

Paul FansonJan 6, '22

Salad rut? Happens to everyone. Luckily, our Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad is here to right the rut for once and for all.

Hail, Caesar!

Sure, you can grill burgers and brats, but grilled salad? Absolutely! Our grilled romaine salad is everything you love about a classic Caesar salad (crisp croutons, lemony zip, a piling of parmesan, and yes, the grilled romaine maintains its crunch!), but with a subtly smoky, barely charred, slightly spicy twist.

Tools to Make Our Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad

  • You’re going to need a grill. Gas or charcoal both work great!  
  • Your trusty food processor will come in handy to help the olive oil fully emulsify with the rest of the Caesar dressing ingredients.
  • This salad is p-r-e-t-t-y. Show it off on your favourite serving platter.

How to Make Caesar Dressing

What’s in Caesar dressing? Well, many classic Caesar salad dressing recipes call for raw egg, which we don’t mind but know that a lot of people can’t enjoy for a myriad of reasons. So, we set out to create a Caesar dressing recipe with no egg. It’s a pretty darn good Caesar dressing, if we do say so ourselves. Homemade Caesar dressing is quick, easy and so delicious—here’s how it’s done:

  • Gather your Caesar dressing ingredients: light olive oil, anchovy paste, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, fresh lemon juice, and cayenne (our spicy twist!)!
  • Blend—with a whisk or immersion blender or food processor—until the dressing is totally emulsified.
  • Drizzle on all the things!

How to Grill Romaine Lettuce

Grilled lettuce? It’s totally a thing—we swear. And if you haven’t tried it, our grilled romaine salad recipe will be the one that convinces you. Here’s how to grill lettuce:

  • Garden-grown romaine totally works here, but we like the pre-washed, prepackaged stuff with the outer leaves already removed for our grilled romaine lettuce recipe. The packaged heads of romaine tend to be tighter, which works in your favor when it comes to grilling romaine.
  • Cut in half lengthwise, keeping the stem intact for ease and to help the head of romaine hold together on the grill.
  • Grill over medium-low heat, and whatever you do, resist the urge to move them! We want your grilled romaine caesar to show off those pretty dark grill marks.
  • Dress generously with Caesar salad dressing, crisp croutons, and fresh parmesan shavings. This is no time to skimp on the toppings.

Source: themodernproper.com