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Grilled Romaine Hearts with Dijon Vinaigrette

Transform your salad game with our Grilled Romaine Recipe—topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and drizzled with a delectable Dijon Vinaigrette, it's smoky, savory, and simply irresistible!

Discover a delicious twist on a classic salad with our Grilled Romaine Recipe!

This fabulous spin on a traditional dish will surprise and delight your taste buds. Grilling the romaine adds a smoky depth of flavor that perfectly complements the crisp texture of the lettuce, creating a warm, slightly charred, and irresistibly savory base for your salad. It’s a unique and easy way to elevate your greens, making it a hit at any meal, from casual family dinners to get-togethers. With this recipe, you’ll turn an everyday salad into something special that everyone will enjoy!


  • Add Protein for a Complete Meal: Turn this dish into a full meal by adding cooked chicken, rotisserie chicken, or grilled shrimp.
  • Quick Crouton Hack: Make homemade croutons by cutting stale bread into cubes, tossing them in olive oil, and baking them.
  • Alternative Topping: Another option, rather than croutons (though we love this option), is to top your romaine with pepitas, almond slivers, or pistachios.
  • Watch the Grill: This side dish is incredibly easy to grill alongside burgers or chicken. Just keep the heat at medium/medium low and monitor your romaine to prevent the leaves from getting too charred. Add them to the grill 5-6 minutes before your meal is done.
  • Time-Saving Dressing Tip: If you’re pinched for time or not a fan of Dijon, try drizzling a high-quality balsamic as the dressing or purchase one of Primal Kitchen’s FfL-friendly salad dressings from the store.

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The flavor of the homemade dressing steals the show in this simple, mouth-watering grilled romaine side dish. Simply grill the romaine before topping it with a speedy dressing and Parmesan cheese. Oh, and did we say ENJOY?!



Homemade Dressing Option:

Quick and Easy Dressing Options: Choose One


Homemade Dressing:

  1. Combine garlic, Greek yogurt and mustard in a bowl. Whisk ingredients together. Add olive oil and vinegar. Whisk and season to taste with salt and pepper. Keep it in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.


  1. Preheat grill to medium heat. If you don’t have access to a grill, you can sear your romaine in a pan on the stove.
  2. Brush both sides of each romaine lettuce half with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil (we highly recommend this brush). Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Place lettuce cut side down on preheated grill. Cook until lettuce is slightly wilted and charred, 2-3 minutes. Flip the lettuce so the cut side is up. Using a pastry brush or a small spoon, paint the dressing or drizzle balsamic over the lettuce, making sure to get dressing between the leaves.
  4. Grate Parmesan cheese over lettuce. Cover (or close the grill) for 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted. Remove from heat and serve immediately.


We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

Always check for FfL-friendly ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 6 min
  • Category: Recipes
  • Method: Grill, Too Easy, 30 Minute Meals

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