Grilled Caesar Salad

One of the things we had been looking forward to most of all with getting our new house in Ohio was buying a grill. After six years in Boston with nowhere to put a grill, Hubby started shopping drooling over grills the second we started looking at houses.

Grilled Caesar Salad

He had his eyes on a crazy huge one and after some negotiation and consideration, decided on a Weber that heats up in no time flat. He’s seriously so giddy around that thing! We’ve been grilling ever since it was put together, shortly after moving in. And when I say we’ve been grilling, I mean that we’ve grilled every night (and usually twice on weekend days) except when we were out of town or it was raining. It’s been amazing.

Grilled Caesar Salad

While Hubby was eyeing grills, I started researching grilling recipes. I have a ton saved up that I want to try. Really when it comes to grilling, you don’t really need recipes. We tend to just season our protein and veggies and throw them on the grill. A few minutes later, it’s time to eat.

Grilled Caesar Salad

Grilled Caesar salad was something I knew I wanted to try. Using the homemade Caesar salad dressing that I whipped up, we have been enjoying grilled Caesar salad on a regular basis. Who would have thought you could grill lettuce. By doing so, you get a great smokiness with every bite. If you have a grill at home, I highly recommend trying this out!

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Grilled Caesar Salad

Yield: Serves 2-4

Ingredients:

2 hearts of romaine, outer leaves discarded
Caesar salad dressing
Parmesan cheese
juice of 1/2 lemon
salt and pepper to taste
cherry tomatoes, cut in half, optional

Directions:

Heat grill on high for a few minutes until hot. Lower temperature to medium-low.

Slice the romaine hearts in half lengthwise. Lightly brush the cut side of the romaine with olive oil.

Place romaine hearts on grill, cut side down. Cook for 1-2 minutes and remove to a plate.

Brush romaine hearts with Caesar salad dressing and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Replace on the grill, cut side up. Close grill for 30-60 seconds or until cheese melts. remove romaine to a platter.

Squeeze lemon juice over romaine, season with salt and pepper. Top with cherry tomatoes if using a serve immediately.

Recipe adapted from The New York Times

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8 Responses to “Cilantro Chicken Burgers”

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    Jenny — March 19, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I’m planning to make these tonight! They sound so good!

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    Momma Bean — March 19, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I love anything with cilantro in it! Thanks!

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    Brisbane Baker — March 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    WOW, what a great combo! I will definitely be trying these some time soon!

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    yumventures — March 19, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I love Cara’s blog too! These look delish, I love the drunken peppers too!

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    Cara — March 19, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Wow, the drunken peppers sound like such a nice touch! These could easily evolve into Cuervo & Carona burgers – catchy, right?!

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    Suzi — March 27, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    These look really yummy! You mentioned tequila but it doesn’t appear in the recipe… I definitely want to try these, but I need to know how much tequila to use because, well, not having tequila is not a problem in my house, haha!

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    Jen — March 28, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Suzi,

    The original recipe from Cara’s blog uses Tequila. I didn’t have any in the house, so the recipe I posted is the adaptation that I made instead. Click here to see Cara’s original version.

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    aimeeher — April 1, 2010 at 7:24 am

    I was just wondering if it mattered what type of oatmeal we used in the recipe. Instant, slow cooking?

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