Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Grilled Caesar Salad {Recipe}

Hey y'all! I am here to link up with Emily at Martinis&Bikinis and Kate from Green Fashionista to share one of my favorite recipes! 

So first off let me just say, I am aware that grilling is more of a "summer" thing and that some of you are reading this while it is snowing outside or at least below freezing..well, I am envious of you that you have cooler weather but here in south Florida, it is summer all year round so grilling is appropriate on any given night. 

One of my favorite foods is a Caesar salad.. I know it is pretty #basic but, I am here to revamp the classic!
Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad
What you will need:
-1 romaine heart
-1 lemon (seeded)
-Caesar dressing (I like this one)
-shredded parmesan cheese
-croutons 
-chicken breast (optional)
-olive oil
-fresh ground pepper

 What you will do:
1. set your grill to a low-medium heat
2. wash &cut your romaine heart in half lengthwise
3. drizzle with some olive oil 
4. place on grill rack with the cut side down
5. grill for about 4-5 minutes or until you see grill marks
6. when done, remove from grill and squirt with one half of the lemon. top with parmesan cheese
5. cut into bite sized pieces and start assembling salad
7. top the salad with the dressing, fresh black pepper, parmesan cheese and another squirt of lemon juice
8. enjoy! 

I like to add tomatoes and avocados for an extra flavor component. Grilling the romaine gives it an extra bump of flavor and brings out a smokey-sweet taste. 

Typically, I will eat this as is but occasionally, I will add a grilled chicken breast. I like to use this easy 4-ingredient marinade. The sweetness of the chicken pairs well with the smoke-y romaine. 

What is your favorite thing to grill? Link up with Emily and Kate to share your recipes! 



8 comments :

  1. I forget that I can make a great caesar salad at home - thanks for sharing this!! So yummy! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. This looks SO good! I love Caesar salad, but I never thought to grill the romaine, that sounds amazing!

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  3. Yum, I LOVE Caesar salads! I didn't ever think to grill the romaine either, what a great idea.

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  4. This looks DELISH! And don't be jealous of the cooler weather... it's no fun not being able to go outside for months at a time because it's so cold it hurts. Hence why I moved to Florida ;-)

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  5. I've made so many salads but never tried putting the lettuce on the girl! Looks awesome!

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  6. Ceasar salads are my favorite, I am definitely going to try this! YUM!

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  7. My favourite salads are ceasar salads even though caesar dressing is supposedly the fattiest I can't get enough!

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  8. Hopped over from the Friday Blog Hop to say hello! Love this recipe, it's just what I could do with on my lunch break!

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