Grilled Romaine

May 18, 2012 · by Tucker Farms in Recipes

romaine_mid-grillingWe eat a lot of salads.  And by “a lot” we mean A LOT.  Once Kikki ate three salads in one day.  Seriously. 

Obviously, we love lettuce, but sometimes even we run out of fresh ideas for not-too-fatty salad dressings and healthy toppings.  So, we tried grilling our romaine.  And it was DELICIOUS.  So delicious, in fact, that Kikki and her sister, Meagan, ate grilled romaine for several nights on end. 

In short, if you haven’t tried grilling some romaine you should.  It’s super-easy, and we think you’ll love it!

Grilled Romaine
  1. 1 large head of Tucker Farms' hydroponic romaine, roots removed, cut into quarters lengthwise
  2. 2 tbsp EVOO or vinaigrette (see Notes, below)
  1. Pre-heat grill to medium heat
  2. Put quartered romaine in grill basket
  3. Once the grill basket is on the grill, turn the temperature down to med-low and brush the romaine with a little EVOO or vinaigrette
  4. Close the grill for about 5 minutes
  5. After about 5 minutes, use tongs to turn the romaine and brush the cooked side with a bit of your dressing
  6. Close the grill again for about 5-7 minutes
  7. The romaine should be about done at this point; the ribs will still be crispy, but the leaves will be wilted and lightly charred. Below is a picture of almost-done grilled romaine (we usually grill just a bit past this point, but for some reason, we don't have a "final" picture).
  8. Remove from grill
  9. Serve with fresh shaved parmesan cheese and/or shaved red onions
  1. This recipe can be doubled or tripled easily.
  2. If you decide to make your own vinaigrette: use equal portions oil to an acid (lemon juice, lime juice, or a pale vinegar like white balsamic) plus salt and pepper to taste. You can add a clove of minced garlic or shallots, herbs, or spicy mustard to the oil/acid base. Wisk it well until all ingredients are incorporated.
  3. If you're making your own dressing or using bottled, avoid anything with sugar, honey, or other sweeteners - they'll burn and make a mess out of your lettuce.
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