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Grilled Romaine Toss Recipe

Grilled Romaine Toss Recipe

I often double this fantastic salad, and it’s always history by the end of the night. During inclement weather, simply prepare it under the broiler.—Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 plum tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 large sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • GRILLED ROMAINE:
  • 4 romaine hearts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Add tomatoes and onions; toss to coat. Transfer to a grill wok or basket. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 8-12 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Set aside.
  • 2. For grilled romaine, cut romaine hearts in half lengthwise, leaving ends intact. Brush with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place romaine halves cut sides down on grill. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until slightly charred and wilted.
  • 3. For dressing, place the oil, vinegar, garlic and brown sugar in a food processor; cover and process until smooth.
  • 4. Coarsely chop romaine; divide among 10 salad plates. Top with tomato mixture; drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 198 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.