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Grilled Romaine with Chive-Buttermilk Dressing Recipe

Grilled Romaine with Chive-Buttermilk Dressing Recipe

I was grilling steak one night and wanted to make a special side dish. I'd recently seen a grilled romaine Caesar recipe, and decided to create my own version. This salad goes well with chicken, too, and couldn't be easier. —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 romaine hearts, halved lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Dash salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  • 1. Brush romaine halves with oil. Grill romaine, uncovered, over medium-high heat 6-8 minutes or until leaves begin to wilt and color, turning once.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk buttermilk, yogurt, chives, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper until blended; drizzle over cut sides of romaine. Top with cheese and bacon. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 176 calories, 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 299 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Reviews for Grilled Romaine with Chive-Buttermilk Dressing

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Reviewed Mar. 7, 2016

"Really liked this, even though I forgot to add the parmesan. Most of my other grilled romaine salads have more of a vinaigrette type dressing so this was a nice change."

Reviewed May. 3, 2015

"I love the idea of adding bleu cheese as the previous review states. The salad is good either way."

Reviewed Sep. 2, 2014

"Oh, did this ever go well with grilled steak! I "cheated" and added a little crumbled bleu cheese to the dressing! I also used real bacon bits instead of cooking bacon. Thank you for submitting this recipe!"

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