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Monday, November 14, 2011

Grilled Romaine Lettuce with Creamy Herb Dressing

A simple and delicious side dish that should have been made a LONG time ago.... I have grilled Romaine lettuce before, but not since Chris and I met.  I guess I thought he might not enjoy it - I don't know why I thought that - no matter - I made it, he loved it, I'll definitely be making it again!

Grilled Romaine Lettuce with Creamy Herb Dressing
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
Printable Recipe 
1 small head Romaine lettuce (leaves separated, rinsed and dried)
olive oil
salt and white pepper
2 Tablespoons sour cream
1 Tablespoon milk or cream
1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoon freshly minced chives
1 Tablespoon freshly chopped parsley

Preheat grill to 325 degrees F.  Drizzle lettuce with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Place on the grill and allow to grill for about 3 minutes per side or until the lettuce just starts to wilt.  Remove from grill.  Serve with cream herb dressing.

To make the dressing:  In a small bowl or measuring cup, add the sour cream, milk, mayo, vinegar and garlic powder; stir until smooth.  Gently stir in herbs.  Season with salt and white pepper to taste.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.  Enjoy!

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StephenC said...

I am excited to be reminded about grilling romaine. I love doing it and haven't for ages. And anything Wonderboy likes I like.

Cranberry Morning said...

Who would think of grilling Romaine? That's amazing! You never cease to amaze me, Jenn! :-) But I'll have to admit that grilled anything is better than not grilling!

Big Dude said...

We had several rounds of grilled romaine this summer then quit, but I really like it and your dressing sounds very good.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Sounds wonderful - haven't ever grilled romaine - but this looks delicious and love the dressing :)
Mary x

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

nice work... very nice work... love that dressing

Dining Alone said...

What a neat idea, thanks for sharing.

Yenta Mary said...

I've never grilled lettuce, but you've made me a believer!

Victor said...

Grilling Romaine, sounds great. Definitely love the creaminess of the dressing. Thanks for sharing, Jenn!

Mary said...

I saw a recipe with grilled romaine over the summer and thought about trying it then. Thanks for the reminder! It sounds cool.

Paula said...

Love grilled romaine. Do mine a little different. I cut the romaine in half lengthwise. Brush with evoo and salt and pepper. Grill it till it gets some grill marks. Put on plate and add dried cranberries, walnuts or slivered almonds, red onion and feta cheese. I use a balsamic vinaigrette. This is so good.

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

I haven't grilled romaine in over a year! It sounds really good right about now, too. The dressing looks great, too. Chives in a creamy dressing, I'm sold :)

Michael Toa said...

Grilled romaine (or Cos in the UK) lettuce is surprisingly delicious. The creamy chives dressing looks and sounds heavenly.

Jenn said...

Paula - thanks for that tip.. the salad sounds wonderful!!

Desi said...

I want that dressing! And look at you still grilling in November :) Do you use an indoor grill or are you cooking outdoors? If so I hope the weather is still nice there!

Chris said...

I like grilled romaine salads, they rock.